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|The Effect of Cluster Environment on Galaxy Evolution in the Pegasus I Cluster|
We present neutral hydrogen observations of 54 galaxies in the PegasusCluster. The observations include single-dish H I measurements, obtainedwith the Arecibo telescope for all 54 galaxies in the sample, as well asH I images obtained with the Very Large Array (VLA) for 10 of these. TheArecibo profiles reveal an overall H I deficiency in the cluster, with~40% of the galaxies in the core of the cluster showing modestdeficiencies of typically a factor of 2-3. The H I morphology of somegalaxies shows that the H I disk is smaller than the optical disk andslightly offset from the stars. We find a correlation between H Ideficiency and the ratio of the H I disk size to optical disk size. MoreH I-deficient galaxies have relatively smaller H I disks, aconfiguration that is usually attributed to an interaction between theinterstellar medium (ISM) of the galaxy and the hot intracluster medium(ICM). Such a result is surprising, since the Pegasus Cluster has a lowlevel of X-ray emission and a low velocity dispersion. The low velocitydispersion, coupled with the lack of a dense hot ICM, indicate that rampressure stripping should not play a significant role in thisenvironment. In addition, two of the galaxies, NGC 7604 and NGC 7648,are morphologically peculiar. Their peculiarities indicate contradictoryscenarios of what is triggering their unusual star formation. Hαimaging, along with long-slit spectroscopy of NGC 7648, revealmorphological features that point to a recent tidal interaction. On theother hand, Hα imaging of NGC 7604 reveals a strong episode ofstar formation concentrated into an asymmetric arc, preferentiallylocated on one side of the galaxy. VLA H I mapping shows that H I isalso highly concentrated into that region, suggestive of a ram pressureevent. Our data indicate that ISM-ICM interactions may play a role in awider variety of environments than suggested by simple ram pressurearguments.
|A Digital Archive of H I 21 Centimeter Line Spectra of Optically Targeted Galaxies|
We present a homogeneous compilation of H I spectral parametersextracted from global 21 cm line spectra for some 9000 galaxies in thelocal universe (heliocentric velocity-200
|Arcsecond Positions of UGC Galaxies|
We present accurate B1950 and J2000 positions for all confirmed galaxiesin the Uppsala General Catalog (UGC). The positions were measuredvisually from Digitized Sky Survey images with rms uncertaintiesσ<=[(1.2")2+(θ/100)2]1/2,where θ is the major-axis diameter. We compared each galaxymeasured with the original UGC description to ensure high reliability.The full position list is available in the electronic version only.
|Galaxy Structural Parameters: Star Formation Rate and Evolution with Redshift|
The evolution of the structure of galaxies as a function of redshift isinvestigated using two parameters: the metric radius of the galaxy(R_eta) and the power at high spatial frequencies in the disk of thegalaxy (chi). A direct comparison is made between nearby (z~0) anddistant (0.2<~z<~1) galaxies by following a fixed range in restframe wavelengths. The data of the nearby galaxies comprise 136broadband images at ~4500 Å observed with the 0.9 m telescope atKitt Peak National Observatory (23 galaxies) and selected from thecatalog of digital images of Frei et al. (113 galaxies). Thehigh-redshift sample comprises 94 galaxies selected from the Hubble DeepField (HDF) observations with the Hubble Space Telescope using the WideField Planetary Camera 2 in four broad bands that range between ~3000and ~9000 Å (Williams et al.). The radius is measured from theintensity profile of the galaxy using the formulation of Petrosian, andit is argued to be a metric radius that should not depend very stronglyon the angular resolution and limiting surface brightness level of theimaging data. It is found that the metric radii of nearby and distantgalaxies are comparable to each other. The median value of the radius ofthe local sample is ~5+/-1 kpc, and the median radius ofthe HDF sample is ~6+/-2 kpc for q_0=0.5, H_0=65 km s^-1Mpc^-1 however, for q_0=0.1, ~7 kpc and for q_0=1,~5 kpc. In the HDF, galaxies with redshifts larger thanz>0.6 have flatter R_eta distributions than galaxies with redshiftssmaller than z<=0.6. However, the median R_eta values of high- andlow-redshift galaxies are consistent with each other. This result isconsistent with the simulations of galaxy images at redshifts z=0.35,z=0.5, and z=0.9, which show that the metric sizes can be recoveredwithin +/-2 kpc. The flocculency or power at high spatial frequencies isquantified using a simple method that is based on surface photometry inone band and that depends on the size of the star-forming regions and onthe intensity profile of the galaxy. In nearby galaxies, the flocculencyis found to trace the star formation rate as chi is correlated withoptical colors (B-V) and the strength of the hydrogen recombinationlines (Hα). In the HDF, galaxies at redshifts smaller than z~1 andwith fluxes brighter than B=25 have values of chi similar to what ismeasured in nearby galaxies and to what is expected from simulations ofdistant galaxy images. Among the HDF galaxies, I find that at most 4%can be identified as dwarf galaxies with rates of star formation similarto NGC 4449 and NGC 1569. Most HDF galaxies are giants with starformation rates similar to those in nearby giant galaxies. In summary,in this study I have introduced a method to measure the metric sizes andflocculency of the two-dimensional light distribution of galaxies. As aresult, I find that the high spatial frequency power is related to thestar formation rate. Further, I find that the sizes and power at highspatial frequencies of HDF galaxies remain largely unchanged between thepresent epoch and redshifts lower than z~1.
|Total magnitude, radius, colour indices, colour gradients and photometric type of galaxies|
We present a catalogue of aperture photometry of galaxies, in UBVRI,assembled from three different origins: (i) an update of the catalogueof Buta et al. (1995) (ii) published photometric profiles and (iii)aperture photometry performed on CCD images. We explored different setsof growth curves to fit these data: (i) The Sersic law, (ii) The net ofgrowth curves used for the preparation of the RC3 and (iii) A linearinterpolation between the de Vaucouleurs (r(1/4) ) and exponential laws.Finally we adopted the latter solution. Fitting these growth curves, wederive (1) the total magnitude, (2) the effective radius, (3) the colourindices and (4) gradients and (5) the photometric type of 5169 galaxies.The photometric type is defined to statistically match the revisedmorphologic type and parametrizes the shape of the growth curve. It iscoded from -9, for very concentrated galaxies, to +10, for diffusegalaxies. Based in part on observations collected at the Haute-ProvenceObservatory.
|Optical Rotation Curves and Linewidths for Tully-Fisher Applications|
Abstract image available at:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?1997AJ....114.2402C&db_key=AST
|Influence of a partial incompleteness of the sample on the determination of the Hubble constant.|
This paper presents a study of the Malmquist bias effect in thedetermination of the Hubble constant from the method of "sosies"(look-alike) galaxies. It is shown that a bias appears when a partialincompleteness exists in the sample. A new method, based on the use ofthe completeness curve, is proposed to correct for such a bias. Afterthis correction, the Hubble constant drops of about 20% just because ofthe existence of the partial incompleteness. From the present resultsand on the acceptance of the distance modulus of primary calibrators,the value of the Hubble constant would be: H_0_=~60km/s/Mpc with aninternal statistical error of about 2km/s/Mpc.
|Homogeneous Velocity-Distance Data for Peculiar Velocity Analysis. III. The Mark III Catalog of Galaxy Peculiar Velocities|
This is the third in a series of papers in which we assemble and analyzea homogeneous catalog of peculiar velocity data. In Papers I and II, wedescribed the Tully-Fisher (TF) redshift-distance samples thatconstitute the bulk of the catalog and our methodology for obtainingmutually consistent TF calibrations for these samples. In this paper, wesupply further technical details of the treatment of the data andpresent a subset of the catalog in tabular form. The full catalog, knownas the Mark III Catalog of Galaxy Peculiar Velocities, is available inaccessible on-line databases, as described herein. The electroniccatalog incorporates not only the TF samples discussed in Papers I andII but also elliptical galaxy Dn- sigma samples originally presentedelsewhere. The relative zero pointing of the elliptical and spiral datasets is discussed here. The basic elements of the Mark III Catalog arethe observables for each object (redshift, magnitude, velocity width,etc.) and inferred distances derived from the TF or Dn- sigma relations.Distances obtained from both the forward and inverse TF relations aretabulated for the spirals. Malmquist bias--corrected distances arecomputed for each catalog object using density fields obtained from theIRAS 1.2 Jy redshift survey. Distances for both individual objects andgroups are provided. A variety of auxiliary data, including distancesand local densities predicted from the IRAS redshift surveyreconstruction method, are tabulated as well. We study the distributionsof TF residuals for three of our samples and conclude that they are wellapproximated as Gaussian. However, for the Mathewson et al. sample wedemonstrate a significant decrease in TF scatter with increasingvelocity width. We test for, but find no evidence of, a correlationbetween TF residuals and galaxy morphology. Finally, we derivetransformations that map the apparent magnitude and velocity width datafor each spiral sample onto a common system. This permits theapplication of analysis methods that assume that a unique TF relationdescribes the entire sample.
|The I band Tully-Fisher relation for cluster galaxies: data presentation.|
Observational parameters which can be used for redshift-independentdistance determination using the Tully-Fisher (TF) technique are givenfor \ntot spiral galaxies in the fields of 24 clusters or groups. I bandphotometry for the full sample was either obtained by us or compiledfrom published literature. Rotational velocities are derived either from21 cm spectra or optical emission line long-slit spectra, and convertedto a homogeneous scale. In addition to presenting the data, a discussionof the various sources of error on TF parameters is introduced, and thecriteria for the assignment of membership to each cluster are given.
|Deep r-Band Photometry for Northern Spiral Galaxies|
We present r-band surface photometry for 349 northern Sb-Sc UGCgalaxies, from a total of 627 CCD images. For each galaxy, we presentsurface brightness profiles, isophotal and total magnitudes, isophotalradii, and structural parameters from exponential fits to the disk. Onehundred ninety-five galaxies have been observed more than once. Allnights with a photometric transformation scatter greater than 0.022 magwere rejected. Sky errors are investigated carefully and yield profilesthat are reliable down to 26 r mag arcsec^-2^, Deep isophotal magnitudesare as accurate as +/-0.019, and extrapolated magnitudes are internallyconsistent to within 0.020. We compare visual (UGC) and CCD isophotaldiameters and show that axial ratio must be included as a thirdparameter. Comparison with the r-band CCD photometry of Kent andWillick, and accounting for sky errors, suggest typical errors for totalmagnitudes of +/-0.08. Our data are also shown to be zero-pointed on thesame Gunn r system as that of Kent and Willick. Ellipticity measurementsagree very well except for progressively face-on galaxies where spiralstructure is more conspicuous. The ellipticity internal error is lessthan 0.02, or about 3^deg^ for inclinations. Our internal extinctioncorrection implies that disks are semitransparent in their outer parts.We caution that comparison of central surface brightnesses and scalelengths is complicated by the subjective nature of their measurement;extreme care must be applied when using such quantities. We measure anapparent Freeman law of (μ_0,c_) = 20.08 +/- 0.55 r mag arcsec^-2^.This magnitude-limited sample was originally derived for studies oflarge-scale motions in the local universe. The deep CCD photometry isalso ideally suited for matching spectroscopic studies, mass modeling,galaxy structural analysis, etc.
|Photoelectric UBV Photometry of Galaxies in the Clusters Pegasus I, Pegasus II, Abell 262, Abell 1367, and Abell 2197-9|
This paper presents photoelectric UBV multiaperture photometry of 144galaxies, 139 of which are associated with six nearby bright clusters.The observations were made at the McDonald Observatory from 1986September to 1987 November and were part of the production of the ThirdReference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (RC3). The observations were usedto compute total magnitudes and color indices published in RC3. Theobservations can also be used to calibrate CCD images.
|Recalibration of the H-0.5 magnitudes of spiral galaxies|
The H-magnitude aperture data published by the Aaronson et al.collaboration over a 10 year period is collected into a homogeneous dataset of 1731 observations of 665 galaxies. Ninety-six percent of thesegalaxies have isophotal diameters and axial ratios determined by theThird Reference Cataloque of Bright Galaxies (RC3; de Vaucouleurs et al.1991), the most self-consistent set of optical data currently available.The precepts governing the optical data in the RC3 are systematicallydifferent from those of the Second Reference Catalogue (de Vaucouleurs,de Vaucouleurs, & Corwin 1976), which were used by Aaronson et al.for their original analyses of galaxy peculiar motions. This in turnleads to systematic differences in growth curves and fiducialH-magnitudes, prompting the present recalibration of the near-infraredTully-Fisher relationship. New optically normalized H-magnitude growthcurves are defined for galaxies of types SO to Im, from which new valuesof fiducial H-magnitudes, Hg-0.5, are measured forthe 665 galaxies. A series of internal tests show that these fourstandard growth curves are defined to an accuracy of 0.05 mag over theinterval -1.5 less than or equal to log (A/Dg) less than orequal to -0.2. Comparisons with the Aaronson et al. values of diameters,axial ratios, and fiducial H-magnitudes show the expected differences,given the different definitions of these parameters. The values ofHg-0.5 are assigned quality indices: a qualityvalue of 1 indicates an accuracy of less than 0.2 mag, quality 2indicates an accuracy of 0.2-0.35 mag, and quality 3 indicates anaccuracy of more than 0.35 mag. Revised values of corrected H I velocitywidths are also given, based on the new set of axial ratios defiend bythe RC3.
|I-band CCD surface photometry of spiral galaxies in 16 nearby clusters|
Results of I-band CCD surface photometry for 284 spiral galaxies in 16clusters in the redshift range from 3000 to 11,000 km/s are presented.Various effects on surface photometry are discussed, and the relevantcorrections are outlined.
|KISO survey for ultraviolet-excess galaxies. XVI|
This paper presents the 16th list and identification charts of theultraviolet-excess galaxies that have been detected on the multicolorplates taken with the Kiso Schmidt telescope for 10 survey fields. Inthe sky region of some 300 square deg, 497 objects are cataloged down tothe photographic magnitude of approximately 18.
|The Tully-Fisher relation in different environments|
The Tully-Fisher relation (TFR) in different environments wasinvestigated in 13 galaxy samples spanning a large range in galaxydensities, using two statistical tests to compare the TFR of differentsamples. Results of the analysis of TFR parameters in severalenvironments showed that, when samples of similar data-accuracy andmagnitude-range were compared, there was no significant differencebetween the galaxy samples. It is suggested that a comparison of sampleswith very different data accuracy or those biased by incompletenesseffects may lead to misleading results.
|Star-formation rates and forbidden O II emission in blue galaxies|
Observations of forbidden O II 3727 A and H-beta emission-line strengthsare presented from large-aperture spectrophotometric observations ofnearby (z less than 0.1) optically blue galaxies covering a wide rangein surface brightness and luminosity. The forbidden O II emission-lineequivalent widths in these galaxies primarily lie between 30 and 100 A.Emission-line strengths in nearby blue galaxies thus resemble thosefound in faint galaxies at moderate-to-high redshifts. The most activelystar-forming nearby galaxies are characterized by surface brightness inthe forbidden O II line of about 10 to the -15th to 10 to the -14thergs/s per sq cm per sq arcsec over spatial distances of more than 1kpc. The fluxes of the forbidden O II and H-beta emission lines are wellcorrelated, and thus forbidden O II luminosities can be used to deriveapproximate star-formation rates in blue galaxies.
|Cluster population incompleteness bias and the value of H(0) from the Tully-Fisher B0(T) relation|
Data on the Virgo cluster and ten more distant clusters are the basis ofan evaluation of the influence of the cluster population incompletenessbias on the B-band Tully-Fisher relation. The data are well fitted by atheoretical curve that is obtained for a Hubble constant value of 72 +or - 5 km/sec per Mpc in the de Vaucouleurs local scale, confirming theconstant's previous determination in light of a study of the Malmquistbias for field galaxies. The true value for the Hubble constant isconcluded to lie within the 50-75 range, depending on the primarycalibration.
|A two-color Tully-Fisher relation|
Using blue (B) and infrared (H) magnitudes in combination with linewidths (W) in a single E = alpha B + beta H versus log W relation, theutility of a version of the Tully-Fisher relationship based on both theyoung and old stellar populations as an improved universal distanceindicator is explored. Selecting data on the basis of their location inthe E-surface brightness versus log W plane, the relation is found tohave a smaller scatter in absolute magnitudes than the B and Hsingle-band Tully-Fisher relations. The agreement between the values ofthe slope for the Local calibrators, galaxies in Ursa Major, Virgo, andthe Local Supercluster is remarkable. The adopted calibrating slope of8.3 also fits well with homogeneous data in the Pisces, Pegasus I, andComa clusters. Assuming an infall velocity of the Local Group towardVirgo of 350 km/s, the Virgo-relative distances of these clusters arefound to be within 0.2 mag of the cluster/Virgo redshift ratios. Itfollows that the two-color Tully-Fisher relation may be universal andnot sensitive to cluster-to-cluster variations in the B-H versus log Wrelation.
|A distance scale from the infrared magnitude/H I velocity-width relations. V - Distance moduli to 10 galaxy clusters, and positive detection of bulk supercluster motion toward the microwave anisotropy|
The IR/H I relation is employed to derive relative distances to 10nearby galaxy clusters. A problem originally identified by van den Bergh(1981), that the surface brightnesses of galaxies in the higher redshiftclusters are in the mean found to be lower than in nearby clusters atfixed velocity width, is discussed. The extent to which this effect isaccounted for by galaxy diameter errors is investigated in detail.Cluster distance moduli and Hubble ratios are derived after firstconsidering a number of potential biases in the data. A variety of solarmotion solutions are obtained with respect to the reference frame of theclusters, and the value of the Hubble constant is discussed. The finalcluster Hubble ratios exhibit considerable scatter, signifying thepresence of an unaccounted for Local Group streaming motion. Formalsolution leads to a velocity in close agreement with the 3 K dipoleanisotropy.
|A catalog of radio, optical, and infrared observations of spiral galaxies in clusters|
The results of a major observational program on the luminosities,colors, and gas contents of spiral galaxies in clusters of galaxies arepresented. The data have been used as part of a detailed investigationinto the nature of cluster spirals and for revisions of the distancescale using the infrared Tully-Fisher relation. The observationalstrategies, reduction procedures, and sources or error are brieflydiscussed. The data include 21-cm H I observations, UBVR multiaperturephotometry, and H-band photometry of several hunderd spiral galaxies in10 clusters.
|Spiral galaxies in clusters. III - Gas-rich galaxies in the Pegasus I cluster of galaxies. IV - The H I color properties of spirals in nine clusters|
Results of a 21-cm and optical survey of disk galaxies in the vicinityof the Pegasus I cluster of galaxies is reported, in addition to theresults of a 21-cm H I and UBV photometric survey of 235 disk galaxiesin nine nearby clusters. A substantial number of blue, gas-rich galaxiesare revealed for the Pegasus I cluster, and with few exceptions, thedisk systems in the cluster retain large amounts of neutral hydrogen,which suggests that environmental processes have not yet removedsubstantial amounts of gas from these disk galaxies. The analysis of 235disk galaxies in nearby clusters indicates that most of the clusters donot preferentially contain gas deficient spirals. The large amount of HI retained by the galaxies is not well correlated with color.
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