Ciesla, L. and Cooray, A. (2012) Submillimetre photometry of 323 nearby galaxies from the Herschel Reference Survey. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 543 . Art. No. A161. ISSN 0004-6361 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120913-084312722
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The Herschel Reference Survey (HRS) is a guaranteed time Herschel key project aimed at studying the physical properties of the interstellar medium in galaxies of the nearby universe. This volume limited, K-band selected sample is composed of galaxies spanning the whole range of morphological types (from ellipticals to late-type spirals) and environments (from the field to the centre of the Virgo Cluster). We present flux density measurements of the whole sample of 323 galaxies of the HRS in the three bands of the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE), at 250 μm, 350 μm and 500 μm. Aperture photometry is performed on extended galaxies and point spread function (PSF) fitting on timeline data for unresolved objects; we carefully estimate errors and upper limits. The flux densities are found to be in good agreement with those of the HeViCS and KINGFISH key projects in all SPIRE bands, and of the Planck consortium at 350 μm and 550 μm, for the galaxies in common. This submillimetre catalogue of nearby galaxies is a benchmark for the study of the dust properties in the local universe, giving the zero redshift reference for any cosmological survey.
|Additional Information:||© 2012 ESO. Received 13 March 2012. Accepted 17 April 2012. Published online 16 July 2012. Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA. We thank the referee for precious comments and suggestions which helped improving the quality of the manuscript. L.C. thanks Daniel Dale for enlightening discussions about the photometry of extended galaxies. L.C. also thanks Samuel Boissier and Sébastien Heinis for useful discussions. A.B. thanks the ESO visiting program committee for inviting him at the Garching headquarters for a two months staying. S.B., S.di.S.A. and C.P. acknowledge financial support by ASI through the ASI-INAF grants I/016/07/0 and I/009/10/0. SPIRE has been developed by a consortium of institutes led by Cardiff Univ. (UK) and including Univ. Lethbridge (Canada); NAOC (China); CEA, LAM (France); IFSI, Univ. Padua (Italy); IAC (Spain); Stockholm Observatory (Sweden); Imperial College London, RAL, UCL-MSSL, UKATC, Univ. Sussex (UK); Caltech, JPL, NHS C, Univ. Colorado (USA). This development has been supported by national funding agencies: CSA (Canada); NAOC (China); CEA, CNES, CNRS (France); ASI (Italy); MCINN (Spain); SNSB (Sweden); STFC, UKSA (UK); and NASA (USA). This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC ExtraGalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (/FP7/2007−2013/) under grant agreement No. 229517. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC ExtraGalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and of the GOLDMine database (http://goldmine. mib.infn.it/). The Dark Cosmology Centre is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.|
|Subject Keywords:||galaxies: ISM; infrared: galaxies; surveys; catalogs|
|Official Citation:||Submillimetre photometry of 323 nearby galaxies from the Herschel Reference Survey L. Ciesla, A. Boselli, M. W. L. Smith, G. J. Bendo, L. Cortese, S. Eales, S. Bianchi, M. Boquien, V. Buat, J. Davies, M. Pohlen, S. Zibetti, M. Baes, A. Cooray, I. de Looze, S. di Serego Alighieri, M. Galametz, H. L. Gomez, V. Lebouteiller, S. C. Madden, C. Pappalardo, A. Remy, L. Spinoglio, M. Vaccari, R. Auld and D. L. Clements A&A 543 A161 (2012) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201219216|
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|Deposited On:||13 Sep 2012 16:42|
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