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A Compendium of Far-Infrared Line and Continuum Emission for 227 Galaxies Observed by the Infrared Space Observatory

Brauher, James R. and Dale, Daniel A. and Helou, George (2008) A Compendium of Far-Infrared Line and Continuum Emission for 227 Galaxies Observed by the Infrared Space Observatory. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 178 (2). pp. 280-301. ISSN 0067-0049. doi:10.1086/590249.

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Far-infrared line and continuum fluxes are presented for a sample of 227 galaxies observed with the Long Wavelength Spectrometer on the Infrared Space Observatory. The galaxy sample includes normal star-forming systems, starbursts, and active galactic nuclei covering a wide range of colors and morphologies. The data set spans some 1300 line fluxes, 600 line upper limits, and 800 continuum fluxes. Several fine-structure emission lines are detected that arise in either photodissociation or H II regions: [O III] 52 μm, [N III] 57 μm, [O I] 63 μm, [O III] 88 μm, [N II] 122 μm, [O I] 145 μm, and [C II] 158 μm. Molecular lines such as OH at 53, 79, 84, 119, and 163 μm, and H2O at 58, 66, 75, 101, and 108 μm are also detected in some galaxies. In addition to those lines emitted by the target galaxies, serendipitous detections of Milky Way [C II] 158 μm and an unidentified line near 74 μm in NGC 1068 are also reported. Finally, continuum fluxes at 52, 57, 63, 88, 122, 145, 158, and 170 μm are derived for a subset of galaxies in which the far-infrared emission is contained within the ~75" ISO LWS beam. The statistics of this large database of continuum and line fluxes, including trends in line ratios with the far-infrared color and infrared-to-optical ratio, are explored.

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Additional Information:© 2008 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2008 March 25, accepted for publication 2008 May 19. Print publication: Issue 2 (2008 October). We thank several people for their contributions: Harold Corwin for reclassifying the galaxies in this sample according to the RC3 catalog; Steve Lord, Tom Jarrett, and Alessandra Contursi for helpful discussions; Heather Maynard for her suggestions and support; and Pat Patterson and Niles McElveney for assistance with the preparation of the manuscript. We appreciate the constructive comments made by the anonymous referee. The data for this project are based on observations with the Infrared Space Observatory, an ESA project with instruments funded by ESA member states (especially the PI countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) with the participation of ISAS and NASA. The ISO Spectral Analysis Package (ISAP) is a joint development by the LWS and SWS Instrument Teams and Data Centers. Contributing institutes are CESR, IAS, IPAC, MPE, RAL, and SRON. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database that is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This work has made use of data services of the InfraRed Science Archive (IRSA) at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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Subject Keywords:infrared galaxies; ISM - interstellar matter
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