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The SAMI Galaxy Survey: Data Release Two with absorption-line physics value-added products

Scott, Nicholas and Medling, Anne M. (2018) The SAMI Galaxy Survey: Data Release Two with absorption-line physics value-added products. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 481 (2). pp. 2299-2319. ISSN 0035-8711.

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We present the second major release of data from the Sydney – Australian Astronomical Observatory Multi-Object Integral Field Spectrograph (SAMI) Galaxy Survey. Data Release Two includes data for 1559 galaxies, about 50 per cent of the full survey. Galaxies included have a redshift range 0.004 < z < 0.113 and a large stellar mass range 7.5 < log (M⋆/M⊙) < 11.6. The core data for each galaxy consist of two primary spectral cubes covering the blue and red optical wavelength ranges. For each primary cube, we also provide three spatially binned spectral cubes and a set of standardized aperture spectra. For each core data product, we provide a set of value-added data products. This includes all emission line value-added products from Data Release One, expanded to the larger sample. In addition, we include stellar kinematic and stellar population value-added products derived from absorption line measurements. The data are provided online through Australian Astronomical Optics’ Data Central. We illustrate the potential of this release by presenting the distribution of ∼350000 stellar velocity dispersion measurements from individual spaxels as a function of R/R_e, divided in four galaxy mass bins. In the highest stellar mass bin [log (M⋆/M⊙) > 11], the velocity dispersion strongly increases towards the centre, whereas below log (M⋆/M⊙) < 10 we find no evidence for a clear increase in the central velocity dispersion. This suggests a transition mass around log (M⋆/M⊙) ∼ 10 for galaxies with or without a dispersion-dominated bulge.

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Additional Information:© 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model ( Accepted 2018 August 27. Received 2018 August 27; in original form 2018 July 2. Published: 31 August 2018. The SAMI Galaxy Survey is based on observations made at the AAT. The Sydney-AAO SAMI was developed jointly by the University of Sydney and the Australian Astronomical Observatory. The SAMI input catalogue is based on the data taken from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the GAMA Survey, and the VST ATLAS Survey. The SAMI Galaxy Survey is supported by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D), through project number CE170100013, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), through project number CE110001020, and other participating institutions. The SAMI Galaxy Survey website is NS acknowledges support of a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. JvdS is funded under Bland-Hawthorn’s ARC Laureate Fellowship (FL140100278). SMC acknowledges the support of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT100100457). BG is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT140101202). MSO acknowledges the funding support from the Australian Research Council through a Future Fellowship (FT140100255). Support for AMM is provided by NASA through Hubble Fellowship grant #HST-HF2-51377 awarded by the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., for NASA, under contract NAS5-26555. CFe gratefully acknowledges funding provided by the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects (grants DP150104329 and DP170100603). SB acknowledges the funding support from the Australian Research Council through a Future Fellowship (FT140101166). TMB is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. MLPG acknowledges the funding received from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 707693. Author contributions: NS and JvdS oversaw DR2, edited the paper and unless explicitly noted wrote the text. NS prepared the core and stellar population data products. JvdS prepared the stellar kinematics data products. BG oversaw preparation of the emission line data products, with assistance from MSO, TP, and AMM. MSO produced the continuum fits outlined in Secton 5.1, as well as Fig. 11, and wrote the parts of Section 5.1 describing those products. LC prepared the visual morphology classifications. SMC is the survey’s Principal Investigator. JB oversaw target selection and wrote parts of Section 2.1. SMC wrote Sections 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 and provided Figs 3 and 5. FDE and SO provided the data for Section 3.1.4 and Fig. 6. TMB and CFo wrote Section 4.3.1 and provided Figs 8 and 9. BG wrote Section 5.1. DB provided the data for Section 6.1.4 and Fig. 13. Remaining authors contributed to overall team operations including target catalogue and observing preparation, instrument maintenance, observing at the telescope, writing data reduction and analysis software, managing various pieces of team infrastructure such as the website and data storage systems, and innumerable other tasks critical to the preparation and presentation of a large data set such as this DR2.
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Australian Research CouncilCE170100013
Australian Research CouncilCE110001020
University of SydneyUNSPECIFIED
Australian Research CouncilFL140100278
Australian Research CouncilFT100100457
Australian Research CouncilFT140101202
Australian Research CouncilFT140100255
NASA Hubble FellowshipHST-HF2-51377
Australian Research CouncilDP150104329
Australian Research CouncilDP170100603
Australian Research CouncilFT140101166
Australian GovernmentUNSPECIFIED
Marie Curie Fellowship707693
Subject Keywords:galaxies: abundances – galaxies: general – galaxies: kinematics and dynamics – galaxies: star formation – galaxies: stellar content – astronomical data bases: surveys
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Official Citation:Nicholas Scott, Jesse van de Sande, Scott M Croom, Brent Groves, Matt S Owers, Henry Poetrodjojo, Francesco D’Eugenio, Anne M Medling, Dilyar Barat, Tania M Barone, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Sarah Brough, Julia Bryant, Luca Cortese, Caroline Foster, Andrew W Green, Sree Oh, Matthew Colless, Michael J Drinkwater, Simon P Driver, Michael Goodwin, Madusha L P Gunawardhana, Christoph Federrath, Lloyd Harischandra, Yifei Jin, J S Lawrence, Nuria P Lorente, Elizabeth Mannering, Simon O’Toole, Samuel N Richards, Sebastian F Sanchez, Adam L Schaefer, Katrina Sealey, Rob Sharp, Sarah M Sweet, Dan S Taranu, Mathew Varidel; The SAMI Galaxy Survey: Data Release Two with absorption-line physics value-added products, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 481, Issue 2, 1 December 2018, Pages 2299–2319,
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