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From Spitzer Galaxy photometry to Tully–Fisher distances

Sorce, J. G. and Tully, R. B. and Courtois, H. M. and Jarrett, T. H. and Neill, J. D. and Shaya, E. J. (2014) From Spitzer Galaxy photometry to Tully–Fisher distances. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 444 (1). pp. 527-541. ISSN 0035-8711.

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This paper involves a data release of the observational campaign: Cosmicflows with Spitzer (CFS). Surface photometry of the 1270 galaxies constituting the survey is presented. An additional ∼400 galaxies from various other Spitzer surveys are also analysed. CFS complements the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies, that provides photometry for an additional 2352 galaxies, by extending observations to low galactic latitudes (|b| < 30°). Among these galaxies are calibrators, selected in the K band, of the Tully–Fisher relation. The addition of new calibrators demonstrates the robustness of the previously released calibration. Our estimate of the Hubble constant using supernova host galaxies is unchanged, H_0 = 75.2 ± 3.3 km s^(−1) Mpc^(−1). Distance-derived radial peculiar velocities, for the 1935 galaxies with all the available parameters, will be incorporated into a new data release of the Cosmicflows project. The size of the previous catalogue will be increased by 20 per cent, including spatial regions close to the Zone of Avoidance.

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Additional Information:© 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. Accepted 2014 July 17. Received 2014 July 17; in original form 2014 June 19. First published online August 18, 2014. The data used in this paper are available at the EDD. We especially thanks our CFS collaborators Wendy Freedman, Barry Madore, Eric Persson and Mark Seibert. We are indebted to James Schombert for the development of the ARCHANGEL software and we thank him for his useful comments as a referee. We thank Kartik Sheth for discussions regarding Spitzer photometry. NASA through the Spitzer Science Center provides support for CFS, Cosmicflows with Spitzer, cycle 8 programme 80072. 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. We acknowledge the usage of the HyperLeda data base ( HC and JS acknowledge support from the Lyon Institute of Origins under grant ANR-10-LABX-66 and from CNRS under PICS-06233. RBT acknowledges support from the US National Science Foundation award AST09-08846. TJ acknowledges the Astronomy Department of the University of Cape Town.
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Spitzer-Cosmicflows cycle 8 programme80072
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-10-LABX-66
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)PICS-06233
Lyon Institute of Origins (LIO)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords: galaxies: photometry distance scale infrared: galaxies
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Official Citation:J. G. Sorce, R. B. Tully, H. M. Courtois, T. H. Jarrett, J. D. Neill, and E. J. Shaya From Spitzer Galaxy photometry to Tully–Fisher distances MNRAS (October 11, 2014) Vol. 444 527-541 doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1450 First published online August 18, 2014
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