The SAMI Galaxy Survey: early data release

Allen, J. T., Croom, S. M., Konstantopoulos, I. S., Bryant, J. J., Sharp, R., Cecil, G. N., Fogarty, L. M. R., Foster, C., Green, A. W., Ho, I. -T., Owers, M. S., Schaefer, A. L., Scott, N., Bauer, A. E., Baldry, I., Barnes, L. A., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bloom, J. V., Brough, S., Colless, M., Cortese, L., Couch, W. J., Drinkwater, M. J., Driver, S. P., Goodwin, M., Gunawardhana, M. L. P., Hampton, E. J., Hopkins, A. M., Kewley, L. J., Lawrence, J. S., Leon-Saval, S. G., Liske, J., Lopez-Sanchez, A. R., Lorente, N. P. F., McElroy, R., Medling, A. M., Mould, J., Norberg, P., Parker, Q. A., Power, C., Pracy, M. B., Richards, S. N., Robotham, A. S. G., Sweet, S. M., Taylor, E. N., Thomas, A. D., Tonini, C. and Walcher, C. J. (2015) The SAMI Galaxy Survey: early data release. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446 2: 1567-1583. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu2057

Author Allen, J. T.
Croom, S. M.
Konstantopoulos, I. S.
Bryant, J. J.
Sharp, R.
Cecil, G. N.
Fogarty, L. M. R.
Foster, C.
Green, A. W.
Ho, I. -T.
Owers, M. S.
Schaefer, A. L.
Scott, N.
Bauer, A. E.
Baldry, I.
Barnes, L. A.
Bland-Hawthorn, J.
Bloom, J. V.
Brough, S.
Colless, M.
Cortese, L.
Couch, W. J.
Drinkwater, M. J.
Driver, S. P.
Goodwin, M.
Gunawardhana, M. L. P.
Hampton, E. J.
Hopkins, A. M.
Kewley, L. J.
Lawrence, J. S.
Leon-Saval, S. G.
Liske, J.
Lopez-Sanchez, A. R.
Lorente, N. P. F.
McElroy, R.
Medling, A. M.
Mould, J.
Norberg, P.
Parker, Q. A.
Power, C.
Pracy, M. B.
Richards, S. N.
Robotham, A. S. G.
Sweet, S. M.
Taylor, E. N.
Thomas, A. D.
Tonini, C.
Walcher, C. J.
Title The SAMI Galaxy Survey: early data release
Journal name Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-8711
Publication date 2015-01-11
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/mnras/stu2057
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 446
Issue 2
Start page 1567
End page 1583
Total pages 17
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We present the Early Data Release of the Sydney–AAO Multi-object Integral field spectrograph (SAMI) Galaxy Survey. The SAMI Galaxy Survey is an ongoing integral field spectroscopic survey of ∼3400 low-redshift (z < 0.12) galaxies, covering galaxies in the field and in groups within the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey regions, and a sample of galaxies in clusters. In the Early Data Release, we publicly release the fully calibrated data cubes for a representative selection of 107 galaxies drawn from the GAMA regions, along with information about these galaxies from the GAMA catalogues. All data cubes for the Early Data Release galaxies can be downloaded individually or as a set from the SAMI Galaxy Survey website. In this paper we also assess the quality of the pipeline used to reduce the SAMI data, giving metrics that quantify its performance at all stages in processing the raw data into calibrated data cubes. The pipeline gives excellent results throughout, with typical sky subtraction residuals in the continuum of 0.9–1.2 per cent, a relative flux calibration uncertainty of 4.1 per cent (systematic) plus 4.3 per cent (statistical), and atmospheric dispersion removed with an accuracy of 0.09 arcsec, less than a fifth of a spaxel.
Keyword Techniques: imaging spectroscopy
Galaxies: evolution
Galaxies: kinematics and dynamics
Galaxies: structure
Mass Assembly Gama
Star formation rate
Morphology density relation
Digital sky survey
Field area survey
Multiobject spectroscopy
Surface brightness
Optimal extraction
Redshift survey
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID CE110001020
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 21 Nov 2014

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