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Hα kinematics of S^(4)G spiral galaxies – I. NGC 864

Erroz-Ferrer, Santiago and Sheth, Kartik and Mizusawa, Trisha (2012) Hα kinematics of S^(4)G spiral galaxies – I. NGC 864. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 427 (4). pp. 2938-2949. ISSN 0035-8711. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21768.x.

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We present a study of the kinematics of the isolated spiral galaxy NGC 864, using Hα Fabry–Perot data obtained with the Galaxy Hα Fabry–Perot System (GHαFaS) instrument at the William Herschel Telescope in La Palma, complemented with images at 3.6 μm, in the R band and in Hα filter, and integral-field spectroscopic data. The resulting data cubes and velocity maps allow the study of the kinematics of the galaxy, including in-depth investigations of the rotation curve, velocity moment maps, velocity residual maps, gradient maps and position–velocity diagrams. We find asymmetries in the velocity field in the bar zone, caused by non-circular motions, probably in response to the potential of the bar. We also find a flat-profile bar, in agreement with the strong bar, with the grand design spiral pattern, and with the gap between the ends of the bar and the start of the spiral arms. We quantify the rate of massive star formation, which is concentrated in the two spiral arms.

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Sheth, Kartik0000-0002-5496-4118
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Additional Information:© 2012 The Authors. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 RAS. Accepted 2012 July 23. Received 2012 July 9; in original form 2012 June 5. Article first published online: 28 Nov. 2012. We acknowledge financial support to the DAGAL network from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ under REA grant agreement number PITN-GA-2011-289313. This work was co-funded under the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission (FP7-COFUND). We also gratefully acknowledge support from NASA JPL/Spitzer grant RSA 1374189 provided for the S4G project. EA and AB thank the CNES for support. KS, JCM-M, TK and TM acknowledge support from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. JF-B acknowledges support from the Ramón y Cajal programme as well as grant AYA2010-21322-C03-02 by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). This research has been supported by the MINECO under the grant AYA2007-67625-CO2-O2. This work is based on observations made with the WHT operated on the island of La Palma by the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrof´ısica de Canarias. The authors thank the entire S4G team for their efforts in this project. This work is based on observations and archival data made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under a contract with NASA. We are grateful to the dedicated staff at the Spitzer Science Center for their help and support in planning and execution of this Exploration Science programme. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by JPL, Caltech, under contract with NASA.
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Marie Curie FellowshipPITN-GA-2011-289313
NASA JPL/SpitzerRSA 1374189
National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO)AYA2010-21322-C03-02
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO)AYA2007-67625-CO2-O2
Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES)UNSPECIFIED
Ramón y Cajal ProgrammeUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:galaxies: individual: NGC 864; galaxies: kinematics and dynamics; galaxies: spiral; galaxies: star formation
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Official Citation:Erroz-Ferrer, S., Knapen, J. H., Font, J., Beckman, J. E., Falcón-Barroso, J., Sánchez-Gallego, J. R., Athanassoula, E., Bosma, A., Gadotti, D. A., Muñoz-Mateos, J. C., Sheth, K., Buta, R. J., Comerón, S., Gil de Paz, A., Hinz, J. L., Ho, L. C., Kim, T., Laine, J., Laurikainen, E., Madore, B. F., Menéndez-Delmestre, K., Mizusawa, T., Regan, M. W., Salo, H. and Seibert, M. (2012), Hα kinematics of S4G spiral galaxies – I. NGC 864. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 427: 2938–2949. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21768.x
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