The HST/ACS Coma Cluster Survey III. Structural Parameters of Galaxies using single-Sérsic Fits

Дата и время публикации : 2010-10-12T11:25:09Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Carlos Hoyos
Mark den Brok
Gijs Verdoes Kleijn
David Carter
Marc Balcells
Rafael Guzman
Reynier Peletier
Henry C. Ferguson
Paul Goudfrooij
Alister W. Graham
Derek Hammer
Arna M. Karick
John R. Lucey
Ana Matkovic
David Merritt
Mustapha Mouhcine
Edwin Valentijn

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Коментарии к cтатье: 22 pages, 18 figures, accepted for publication in MNRAS
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: We present a catalogue of structural parameters for 8814 galaxies in the 25 fields of the HST/ACS Coma Treasury Survey. Parameters from S’ersic fits to the two-dimensional surface brightness distributions are given for all galaxies from our published Coma photometric catalogue with mean effective surface brightness brighter than 26.0 mag/sq. arcsec and brighter than 24.5 mag (equivalent to absolute magnitude – 10.5), as given by the fits, all in F814W(AB). The sample comprises a mixture of Coma members and background objects; 424 galaxies have redshifts and of these 163 are confirmed members. The fits were carried out using both the Gim2D and Galfit codes. We provide the following parameters: Galaxy ID, RA, DEC, the total corrected automatic magnitude from the photometric catalogue, the total magnitude of the model (F814W_AB), the geometric mean effective radius Re, the mean surface brightness within the effective radius <{mu}>_e, the S’ersic index n, the ellipticity and the source position angle. The selection limits of the catalogue and the errors listed for the S’ersic parameters come from extensive simulations of the fitting process using synthetic galaxy models. The agreement between Gim2D and Galfit parameters is sensitive to details of the fitting procedure; for the settings employed here the agreement is excellent over the range of parameters covered in the catalogue. We define and present two goodness-of-fit indices which quantify the degree to which the image can be approximated by a S’ersic model with concentric, coaxial elliptical isophotes; such indices may be used to objectively select galaxies with more complex structures such as bulge-disk, bars or nuclear components. We make the catalog available in electronic format at Astro-WISE and MAST.

Category: Physics