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Recent publications by Leiden Astronomers

(20 most recent)
arXiv:1611.09354v1 [pdf]
Title:The rest-frame optical (900nm) galaxy luminosity function at z~4-7: abundance matching points to limited evolution in the Mstar/Mhalo ratio at z>4
Authors: Mauro Stefanon, Rychard J. Bouwens, Ivo Labbé, Adam Muzzin, Danilo Marchesini, Pascal Oesch, Valentino Gonzalez
Comments: 29 pages, 12 figures, 4 tables. Submitted to the Astrophysical Journal. Comments welcome
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.08630v1 [pdf]
Title:Probing the Radio Loud/Quiet AGN dichotomy with quasar clustering
Authors: E. Retana-Montenegro, H. J. A. Röttgering
Comments: 15 pages, 13 figures, A&A in press
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.08354v1 [pdf]
Title:A search for long-timescale, low-frequency radio transients
Authors: Tara Murphy, David L. Kaplan, Steve Croft, Christene Lynch, J. R. Callingham, Keith Bannister, Martin E. Bell, Natasha Hurley-Walker, Paul Hancock, Jack Line, Antonia Rowlinson, Emil Lenc, H. T. Intema, P. Jagannathan, Ronald D. Ekers, Steven Tingay, Fang Yuan, Christian Wolf, Christopher A. Onken, K. S. Dwarakanath, B. -Q. For, B. M. Gaensler, L. Hindson, M. Johnston-Hollitt, A. D. Kapinska, B. McKinley, J. Morgan, A. R. Offringa, P. Procopio, L. Staveley-Smith, R. Wayth, C. Wu, Q. Zheng
Comments: 12 pages, 8 figures, accepted by MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.07578v1 [pdf]
Title:2dFLenS and KiDS: Determining source redshift distributions with cross-correlations
Authors: Andrew Johnson, Chris Blake, ..., Hendrik Hildebrandt, Shahab Joudaki, Dominik Klaes, Konrad Kuijken, Chris Lidman, Felipe A. Marin, John McFarland, Christopher B. Morrison, David Parkinson, Gregory B. Poole, Mario Radovich, Christian Wolf
Comments: 17 pages, 10 figures, accepted for publication by MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1611.07314v1 [pdf]
Title:The ALMA-PILS survey: First detections of ethylene oxide, acetone and propanal toward the low-mass protostar IRAS 16293-2422
Authors: J. M. Lykke, A. Coutens, J. K. Jørgensen, M. H. D. van der Wiel, R. T. Garrod, H. S. P. Müller, P. Bjerkeli, T. L. Bourke, H. Calcutt, M. N. Drozdovskaya, C. Favre, E. C. Fayolle, S. K. Jacobsen, K. I. Öberg, M. V. Persson, E. F. van Dishoeck, S. F. Wampfler
Comments: Accepted in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.07038v1 [pdf]
Title:The HDUV Survey: Six Lyman Continuum Emitter Candidates at z~2 Revealed by HST UV Imaging
Authors: R. P. Naidu, P. A. Oesch, N. Reddy, B. Holden, C. C. Steidel, M. Montes, H. Atek, R. J. Bouwens, C. M. Carollo, A. Cibinel, G. D. Illingworth, I. Labbe, D. Magee, L. Morselli, E. J. Nelson, P. G. van Dokkum, S. Wilkins
Comments: 11 pages, 6 figures, submitted to ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.06466v1 [pdf]
Title:The Gould's Belt Distances Survey (GOBELINS) I. Trigonometric parallax distances and depth of the Ophiuchus complex
Authors: Gisela N. Ortiz-León, Laurent Loinard,..., John J. Tobin, Phillip A. B. Galli, Donald Gudehus
Comments: Accepted for publication in ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.06230v1 [pdf]
Title:The depletion of water during dispersal of planet-forming disk regions
Authors: A. Banzatti, K. M. Pontoppidan, C. Salyk, G. Herczeg, E. F. van Dishoeck, G. A. Blake
Comments: Accepted for publication on ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1611.06023v1 [pdf]
Title:Radio pulse search and X-Ray monitoring of SAX J1808.4-3658: What Causes its Orbital Evolution?
Authors: Alessandro Patruno, Amruta Jaodand, Lucien Kuiper, Peter Bult, Jason Hessels, Christian Knigge, Andrew R. King, Rudy Wijnands, Michiel van der Klis
Comments: Submitted to ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1611.05986v1 [pdf]
Title:Discovery of five low luminosity active galactic nuclei at the centre of the Perseus cluster
Authors: Songyoun Park, Jun Yang, J. B. Raymond Oonk, Zsolt Paragi
Comments: 7 pages, 2 figures, 2 tables, Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.06055v1 [pdf]
Title:The Slow Orbital Evolution of the Accreting Millisecond Pulsar IGR J0029+5934
Authors: A. Patruno
Comments: Submitted to ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1611.05924v1 [pdf]
Title:High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy: the coming-of-age
Authors: J. S. Kaastra
Comments: 7 pages, 9 figures, to appear in Astronomische Nachrichten, presented at the XMM-Newton: The Next Decade conference, ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 9 - 11 May 2016
Subjects: astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1611.05501v1 [pdf]
Title:The puzzling radio-loud QSO 3C 186: a gravitational wave recoiling black hole in a young radio source?
Authors: M. Chiaberge, J. C. Ely, E. T. Meyer, M. Georganopoulos, A. Marinucci, S. Bianchi, G. R. Tremblay, B. Hilbert, J. P. Kotyla, A. Capetti, S. A. Baum, F. D. Macchetto, G. Miley, C. P. O'Dea, E. S. Perlman, W. B. Sparks, C. Norman
Comments: 14 pages, 6 figures. Revised version submitted to Astronomy & Astrophysics after responding to the referee's comments. Comments from the community are welcome
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.05451v1 [pdf]
Title:Cosmic Web of Galaxies in the COSMOS Field: Public Catalog and Different Quenching for Centrals and Satellites
Authors: Behnam Darvish, Bahram Mobasher, D. Christopher Martin, David Sobral, Nick Z. Scoville, Andra Stroe, Shoubaneh Hemmati, Jeyhan Kartaltepe
Comments: submitted to ApJ. comments welcome
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.05448v1 [pdf]
Title:Diverse Stellar Haloes in Nearby Milky Way-Mass Disc Galaxies
Authors: Benjamin Harmsen, Antonela Monachesi, Eric F. Bell, Roelof S. de Jong, Jeremy Bailin, David J. Radburn-Smith, Benne W. Holwerda
Comments: 26 pages, 17 figures. Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1611.05039v1 [pdf]
Title:The structural and size evolution of star-forming galaxies over the last 11 Gyrs
Authors: Ana Paulino-Afonso, David Sobral, Fernando Buitrago, Jose Afonso
Comments: 20 pages, 18 figures, Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1611.04615v1 [pdf]
Title:Discovery of a supercluster in the ZOA in Vela
Authors: Renée C. Kraan-Korteweg, Michelle E. Cluver, Maciej Bilicki, Thomas H. Jarrett, Matthew Colless, Hans Böhringer, Gayoung Chon
Comments: MNRAS Letters, in press
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.03866v1 [pdf]
Title:Cluster Mass Calibration at High Redshift: HST Weak Lensing Analysis of 13 Distant Galaxy Clusters from the South Pole Telescope Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Survey
Authors: T. Schrabback, D. Applegate, J. P. Dietrich, H. Hoekstra, ...,A. Zenteno
Comments: 49 pages, 11 tables, 38 figures. Submitted to MNRAS. Comments welcome. A version with full resolution figures is available at https://astro.uni-bonn.de/~schrabba/schrabback_spt_hst13.pdf
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.03870v1 [pdf]
Title:The environmental dependence of gas accretion onto galaxies: quenching satellites through starvation
Authors: Freeke van de Voort, Yannick M. Bahé, Richard G. Bower, Camila A. Correa, Robert A. Crain, Joop Schaye, Tom Theuns
Comments: Submitted to MNRAS. Comments welcome
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1611.03554v1 [pdf]
Title:Cross-correlation of weak lensing and gamma rays: implications for the nature of dark matter
Authors: Tilman Tröster, Stefano Camera, Mattia Fornasa, Marco Regis, Ludovic van Waerbeke, Joachim Harnois-Déraps, Shin'ichiro Ando, Maciej Bilicki, ..., Hendrik Hildebrandt, Henk Hoekstra, Konrad Kuijken, Massimo Viola
Comments: 18 pages, 16 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, hep-ph