The nature of H$α$-selected galaxies along the huge cosmic web at z=0.4 revealed by Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam survey [GA]

We present the environmental dependence of colour, stellar mass, and star formation (SF) activity in H-alpha-selected galaxies along the huge cosmic web at z=0.4 hosting twin clusters in DEEP2-3 field, discovered by Subaru Strategic Programme of Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC SSP). By combining photo-z selected galaxies and H-alpha emitters selected with broad-band and narrow-band data of the recent internal data release of HSC SSP (DR1), we confirm that galaxies in higher-density environments or galaxies in the cluster central regions show redder colours. We find that there still remains a colour-density and colour-radius correlation even if we restrict the sample to H-alpha-selected galaxies. We also find an increase of star formation rates (SFR), and possible decline in specific SFRs, amongst H-alpha emitters towards the highest-density environment, primarily driven by the excess of red/massive H-alpha emitters in high-density environment. Finally, we find a hint that pairs of H-alpha emitters located in higher-density environment show redder colours than those in underdense regions, implying that galaxy-galaxy interaction in different environments have different impacts on the properties of SF galaxies.

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Y. Koyama, M. Hayashi, M. Tanaka, et. al.
Fri, 21 Apr 17

Comments: 15 pages, 13 figures, submitted to PASJ for publication in the HSC-SSP special issue