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Recent publications by Leiden Astronomers

(20 most recent)
arXiv:1409.4658v1 [pdf]
Title:Shockingly low water abundances in Herschel / PACS observations of low-mass protostars in Perseus
Authors: Karska, L. E. , Kristensen, E. F. van Dishoeck, M. N. Drozdovskaya, J. C. Mottram, G. J. Herczeg, S. Bruderer, S. Cabrit, N. J. Evans II, D. Fedele, A. Gusdorf, J. K. Jorgensen, M. J. Kaufman, G. J. Melnick, D. A. Neufeld, B. Nisini, G. Santangelo, M. Tafalla, S. F. Wampfler
Comments: 28 pages, 12 figures, accepted to Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1409.4187v1 [pdf]
Title:The Earliest Phases of Star formation (EPoS): Temperature, density, and kinematic structure of the star-forming core CB 17
Authors: M. Schmalzl, R. Launhardt, A. M. Stutz, H. Linz, T. L. Bourke, H. Beuther, Th. Henning, O. Krause, M. Nielbock, A. Schmiedeke
Comments: published in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1409.3571v1 [pdf]
Title:CFHTLenS: A Weak Lensing Shear Analysis of the 3D-Matched-Filter Galaxy Clusters
Authors: Jes Ford, Ludovic Van Waerbeke, Martha Milkeraitis, Clotilde Laigle, Hendrik Hildebrandt, Thomas Erben, Catherine Heymans, Henk Hoekstra, Thomas Kitching, Yannick Mellier, Lance Miller, Ami Choi, Jean Coupon, Liping Fu, Michael J. Hudson, Konrad Kuijken, Naomi Robertson, Barnaby Rowe, Tim Schrabback, Malin Velander
Comments: 3D-MF cluster catalog is NOW AVAILABLE at cfhtlens.org. Magnification-shear mass comparison in Figure 9. 17 pages, 9 figures. Submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1409.3087v1 [pdf]
Title:The Mid-infrared E-ELT Imager and Spectrograph (METIS)
Authors: Bernhard R. Brandl, Markus Feldt, Alistair Glasse, Manuel Guedel, Stephanie Heikamp, Matthew Kenworthy, Rainer Lenzen, Michael R. Meyer, Frank Molster, Sander Paalvast, Eric J. Pantin, Sascha P. Quanz, Eva Schmalzl, Remko Stuik, Lars Venema, Christoffel Waelkens, the NOVA-Astron Instrumentation Group
Comments: 18 pages, 14 figures, paper presented at the conference 'Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation' in Montreal (2014)
Subjects: astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1409.3055v1 [pdf]
Title:On the relevance of the H2 + O reaction pathway for the surface formation of interstellar water - A combined experimental and modeling study
Authors: Thanja Lamberts, Herma Cuppen, Gleb Fedoseev, Sergio Ioppolo, Ko-Ju Chuang, Harold Linnartz
Comments: 9 pages, 4 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.IM, physics.chem-ph
arXiv:1409.3015v1 [pdf]
Title:Dust composition and mass-loss return from the luminous blue variable R71 in the LMC
Authors: S. Guha Niyogi, M. Min, M. Meixner, L. B. F. M. Waters, J. Seale, A. G. G. M. Tielens
Comments: 10 pages, 6 figures, 2 tables
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1409.2880v1 [pdf]
Title:Directly imaging damped Ly-alpha galaxies at z>2. III: The star formation rates of neutral gas reservoirs at z~2.7
Authors: Michele Fumagalli, John M. O'Meara, J. Xavier Prochaska, Marc Rafelski, Nissim Kanekar
Comments: 21 pages, 11 figures. MNRAS submitted. Comments are welcome
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1409.2779v1 [pdf]
Title:First spectrally-resolved H$_2$ observations towards HH 54 / Low H$_2$O abundance in shocks
Authors: G. Santangelo, S. Antoniucci, B. Nisini, C. Codella, P. Bjerkeli, T. Giannini, A. Lorenzani, L. K. Lundin, S. Cabrit, L. Calzoletti, R. Liseau, D. Neufeld, M. Tafalla, E. F. van Dishoeck
Comments: Astronomy & Astrophysics Letter, in press
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1409.2492v1 [pdf]
Title:The Fundamental Plane of massive quiescent galaxies out to z~2
Authors: Jesse van de Sande, Mariska Kriek, Marijn Franx, Rachel Bezanson, Pieter G. van Dokkum
Comments: Accepted for publication in ApJ, 6 pages, 3 figures, 1 table
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1409.2488v1 [pdf]
Title:MUSE observations of the lensing cluster SMACSJ2031.8-4036: new constraints on the mass distribution in the cluster core
Authors: J. Richard, V. Patricio, J. Martinez, R. Bacon, B. Clement, P. Weilbacher, K. Soto, L. Wisotzki, J. Vernet, R. Pello, J. Schaye, M. Turner, T. Martinsson
Comments: Accepted for publication in MNRAS letters. 5 pages, 4 figures, 2 tables
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1409.2473v1 [pdf]
Title:Methanol Along the Path from Envelope to Protoplanetary Disc
Authors: Maria N. Drozdovskaya, Catherine Walsh, Ruud Visser, Daniel Harsono, Ewine F. van Dishoeck
Comments: Accepted for publication in MNRAS; 18 pages, 9 figures, 4 tables
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1409.2021v1 [pdf]
Title:Multiwavelength campaign on Mrk 509 XIV. Chandra HETGS spectra
Authors: J. S. Kaastra, J. Ebrero, N. Arav, E. Behar, S. Bianchi, G. Branduardi-Raymont, M. Cappi, E. Costantini, G. A. Kriss, B. De Marco, M. Mehdipour, S. Paltani, P. -O. Petrucci, C. Pinto, G. Ponti, K. C. Steenbrugge, C. P. de Vries
Comments: 12 pages, 9 figures, accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.HE, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1409.1850v1 [pdf]
Title:Astrometric follow-up observations of directly imaged sub-stellar companions to young stars and brown dwarfs
Authors: C. Ginski, T. O. B. Schmidt, M. Mugrauer, R. Neuhäuser, N. Vogt, R. Errmann, A. Berndt
Comments: accepted by MNRAS, 24 pages, 12 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1409.1579v1 [pdf]
Title:Spectral age modelling of the `Sausage' cluster radio relic
Authors: Andra Stroe, Jeremy J. Harwood, Martin J. Hardcastle, Huub J. A. Röttgering
Comments: Accepted for publication in MNRAS. 10 pages, 6 figures, 2 tables
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1409.1572v1 [pdf]
Title:Improving the Sensitivity of Gamma-Ray Telescopes to Dark Matter Annihilation in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
Authors: Eric Carlson, Dan Hooper, Tim Linden
Comments: 5 pages, 3 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.HE, hep-ph
arXiv:1409.1325v1 [pdf]
Title:The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder: System Architecture and Specifications of the Boolardy Engineering Test Array
Authors: A. W. Hotan, J. D. Bunton, L. Harvey-Smith, B. Humphreys, B. D. Jeffs, T. Shimwell, ..., X. Wu
Comments: 17 pages, 12 figures, accepted for publication in PASA
Subjects: astro-ph.IM
arXiv:1409.1590v1 [pdf]
Title:Scaling Relations and X-ray Properties of Moderate-Luminosity Galaxy Clusters from 0.3 < z < 0.6 with XMM-Newton
Authors: Thomas Connor, Megan Donahue, Ming Sun, Henk Hoekstra, Andisheh Mahdavi, Christopher J. Conselice, Brian McNamara
Comments: 13 pages, 6 figures, accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1409.1228v1 [pdf]
Title:First Frontier Field Constraints on the Cosmic Star-Formation Rate Density at z~10 - The Impact of Lensing Shear on Completeness of High-Redshift Galaxy Samples
Authors: P. A. Oesch, R. J. Bouwens, G. D. Illingworth, M. Franx, S. M. Ammons, P. G. van Dokkum, M. Trenti, I. Labbe
Comments: 9 pages, 4 figures, submitted to ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1409.0850v1 [pdf]
Title:Galaxy Clusters Discovered via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in the 2500-square-degree SPT-SZ survey
Authors: L. E. Bleem, .., H. Hoekstra, ..., A. Zenteno
Comments: Submitted to ApJS; Associated data products available at http://pole.uchicago.edu/public/data/sptsz-clusters/index.html
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1409.0543v1 [pdf]
Title:Songlines from Direct Collapse Seed Black Holes: Effects of X-rays on Black Hole Growth and Stellar Populations
Authors: Aycin Aykutalp, John H. Wise, Marco Spaans, Rowin Meijerink
Comments: 8 pages, 6 figures, submitted to ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO