Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Survey diagnostics and core data release

Driver, S. P., Hill, D. T., Kelvin, L. S., Robotham, A. S. G., Liske, J., Norberg, P., Baldry, I. K., Bamford, S. P., Hopkins, A. M., Loveday, J., Peacock, J. A., Andrae, E., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Brough, S., Brown, M. J. I., Cameron, E, Ching, J. H. Y., Colless, M., Conselice, C. J., Croom, S. M., Cross, N. J. G., De Propris, R., Dye, S., Drinkwater, M. J., Ellis, S., Graham, A. W., Grootes, M. W., Gunawardhana, M., Jones, D. H., van Kampen, E., Maraston, C., Nichol, R. C., Parkinson, H. R., Phillipps, S., Pimbblet, K., Popescu, C. C., Prescott, M., Roseboom, I. G., Sadler, E. M., Sansom, A. E., Sharp, R. G., Smith, D. J. B., Taylor, E., Thomas, D., Tuffs, R. J., Wijesinghe, D., Dunne, L., Frenk, C.S., Jarvis, M. J., Madore, B. F., Meyer, M. J., Seibert, M., Staveley-Smith, L., Sutherland, W. J. and Warren, S. J. (2011) Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Survey diagnostics and core data release. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413 2: 971-995. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18188.x

Author Driver, S. P.
Hill, D. T.
Kelvin, L. S.
Robotham, A. S. G.
Liske, J.
Norberg, P.
Baldry, I. K.
Bamford, S. P.
Hopkins, A. M.
Loveday, J.
Peacock, J. A.
Andrae, E.
Bland-Hawthorn, J.
Brough, S.
Brown, M. J. I.
Cameron, E
Ching, J. H. Y.
Colless, M.
Conselice, C. J.
Croom, S. M.
Cross, N. J. G.
De Propris, R.
Dye, S.
Drinkwater, M. J.
Ellis, S.
Graham, A. W.
Grootes, M. W.
Gunawardhana, M.
Jones, D. H.
van Kampen, E.
Maraston, C.
Nichol, R. C.
Parkinson, H. R.
Phillipps, S.
Pimbblet, K.
Popescu, C. C.
Prescott, M.
Roseboom, I. G.
Sadler, E. M.
Sansom, A. E.
Sharp, R. G.
Smith, D. J. B.
Taylor, E.
Thomas, D.
Tuffs, R. J.
Wijesinghe, D.
Dunne, L.
Frenk, C.S.
Jarvis, M. J.
Madore, B. F.
Meyer, M. J.
Seibert, M.
Staveley-Smith, L.
Sutherland, W. J.
Warren, S. J.
Title Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Survey diagnostics and core data release
Journal name Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-8711
Publication date 2011-05-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18188.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 413
Issue 2
Start page 971
End page 995
Total pages 25
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 3103 Astronomy and Astrophysics
1912 Space and Planetary Science
Abstract The Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey has been operating since 2008 February on the 3.9-m Anglo-Australian Telescope using the AAOmega fibre-fed spectrograph facility to acquire spectra with a resolution of R ≈ 1300 for 120 862 Sloan Digital Sky Survey selected galaxies. The target catalogue constitutes three contiguous equatorial regions centred at 9h (G09), 12h (G12) and 14.5h (G15) each of 12 × 4 deg2 to limiting fluxes of rpet < 19.4, rpet < 19.8 and rpet <19.4 mag, respectively (and additional limits at other wavelengths). Spectra and reliable redshifts have been acquired for over 98 per cent of the galaxies within these limits. Here we present the survey footprint, progression, data reduction, redshifting, re-redshifting, an assessment of data quality after 3 yr, additional image analysis products (including ugrizYJHK photometry, S´ersic profiles and photometric redshifts), observing mask and construction of our core survey catalogue (GamaCore). From this we create three science-ready catalogues: GamaCoreDR1 for public release, which includes data acquired during year 1 of operations within specified magnitude limits (2008 February to April); GamaCoreMainSurvey containing all data above our survey limits for use by the GAMA Team and collaborators; and GamaCore-AtlasSV containing year 1, 2 and 3 data matched to Herschel-ATLAS science demonstration data. These catalogues along with the associated spectra, stamps and profiles can be accessed via the GAMA website:
Keyword Galaxies: distances and redshifts
Galaxies: fundamental parameters
Galaxies: general
Galaxies: statistics
Digital Sky Survey
Redshift Survey
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Accepted 2010 December 10. Received 2010 November 12; in original form 2010 September 3; c.2011 The Authors

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