A 16 deg2 survey of emission-line galaxies at z < 1.6 from HSC-SSP PDR2 and CHORUS

Masao HAYASHI*, Rhythm SHIMAKAWA, Masayuki TANAKA, Masato ONODERA, Yusei KOYAMA, Akio K. INOUE, Yutaka KOMIYAMA, Chien Hsiu LEE, Yen Ting LIN, Kiyoto YABE

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We have conducted a comprehensive survey of emission-line galaxies at z 1.6 based on narrow-band (NB) imaging data taken with Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) on the Subaru telescope. In this paper, we update the catalogs of Hα, [OIII], and [OII] emission-line galaxies using the data from the second Public Data Release (PDR2) of the Subaru Strategic Program (SSP) of the HSC and Cosmic HydrOgen Reionization Unveiled with Subaru (CHORUS) survey along with the spectroscopic redshifts for 2019 emission-line galaxies selected with the PDR1 data. The wider effective coverage of NB816 and NB921, 16.3 deg2 and 16.9 deg2, respectively, are available in the Deep and UltraDeep layers of HSC-SSP from the PDR2. The CHORUS survey provides us with data with additional three NBs (NB527, NB718, and NB973) in the COSMOS field in the UltraDeep layer (1.37 deg2). The five NB datasets allow us to investigate the star-forming galaxies presenting emissionlines at 14 specific redshifts ranging from z ∼ 1.6 down to z ∼ 0.05. We revisit the distribution of large-scale structures and luminosity functions (LFs) for the emission-line galaxies with the large samples of 75377 emission-line galaxies selected. The redshift revolution of LFs shows that the star formation rate densities (SFRDs) decreases monotonically from z ∼ 1.6, which is consistent with the cosmic SFRD known to-date. Our samples of emission-line galaxies covering a sufficiently large survey volume are useful to investigate the evolution of star-forming galaxies since the cosmic noon in a wide range of environments including galaxy clusters, filaments, and voids.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 1


  • Galaxies: Evolution
  • Galaxies: High-redshift
  • Galaxies: Luminosity function, mass function
  • Large-scale structure of universe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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