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J/A+A/601/A81          FIRST catalog of FR II radio galaxies    (Capetti+, 2017)

FRIICAT: A FIRST catalog of FR II radio galaxies. Capetti A., Massaro F., Baldi R.D. <Astron. Astrophys. 601, A81 (2017)> =2017A&A...601A..81C (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Galaxies, radio ; Redshifts ; Photometry, SDSS ; Velocity dispersion Keywords: galaxies: active - galaxies: jets Abstract: We built a catalog of 122 FR II radio galaxies, called FRIICAT, selected from a published sample obtained by combining observations from the NVSS, FIRST, and SDSS surveys. The catalog includes sources with redshift ≤0.15, an edge-brightened radio morphology, and those with at least one of the emission peaks located at radius r larger than 30 kpc from the center of the host. The radio luminosity at 1.4GHz of the FRIICAT sources covers the range L1.4∼1039.5-1042.5erg/s. The FRIICAT catalog has 90% of low and 10% of high excitation galaxies (LEGs and HEGs), respectively. The properties of these two classes are significantly different. The FRIICAT LEGs are mostly luminous (-20≳Mr≳-24), red early-type galaxies with black hole masses in the range 108≲MBH≲109M; they are essentially indistinguishable from the FR Is belonging to the FRICAT. The HEG FR IIs are associated with optically bluer and mid-IR redder hosts than the LEG FR IIs and to galaxies and black holes that are smaller, on average, by a factor ∼2. FR IIs have a factor ∼3higher average radio luminosity than FR Is. Nonetheless, most (∼90%) of the selected FR IIs have a radio power that is lower, by as much as a factor of ∼100, than the transition value between FR Is and FR IIs found in the 3C sample. The correspondence between the morphological classification of FR I and FR II and the separation in radio power disappears when including sources selected at low radio flux thresholds, which is in line with previous results. In conclusion, a radio source produced by a low power jet can be edge brightened or edge darkened, and the outcome is not related to differences in the optical properties of the host galaxy. Description: We searched for FR II radio galaxies in the sample of 18,286 radio sources built by Best & Heckman (2012, Cat. J/MNRAS/421/1569; hereafter the BH12 sample) by limiting our search to the subsample of objects in which, according to these authors, the radio emission is produced by an active nucleus. They cross-matched the optical spectroscopic catalogs produced by the group from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and Johns Hopkins University (Brinchmann et al. 2004MNRAS.351.1151B; Tremonti et al. 2004ApJ...613..898T) based on data from the data release 7 of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (DR7/SDSS; Abazajian et al. 2009ApJS..182..543A),1 with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Very Large Array Sky Survey (NVSS; Condon et al. 1998AJ....115.1693C, Cat. VIII/65) and the Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty centimeters survey (FIRST; Becker et al. 1995ApJ...450..559B; Helfand et al. 2015ApJ...801...26H, Cat. VIII/92) adopting a radio flux density limit of 5 mJy in the NVSS. We focused on the sources with redshift z<0.15. The majority (107) of the selected FR IIs are classified as LEG, but there are also 14 HEG and just one source that cannot be classified spectroscopically because of the lack of emission lines, namely J1446+2142. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 86 123 Properties of the FRIICAT sources
See also: VIII/65 : 1.4GHz NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) (Condon+ 1998) VIII/92 : The FIRST Survey Catalog, Version 2014Dec17 (Helfand+ 2015) J/MNRAS/421/1569 : Properties of 18286 SDSS radio galaxies (Best+, 2012) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 A4 --- --- [SDSS] 6- 24 A19 --- SDSS SDSS source name ( 26- 30 F5.3 --- z Redshift 33- 38 F6.1 mJy S1.4GHz NVSS 1.4GHz flux density 40- 45 F6.1 10-20W/m2 F[OIII] ?=- [OIII] flux (in 10-17erg/cm2/s) 47- 52 F6.3 mag rmag SDSS DR7 r band AB magnitude 54- 57 F4.2 --- Dn4000 Dn(4000) index 59- 61 I3 km/s sigma Stellar velocity dispersion 63- 66 F4.2 --- Cr Concentration index 68- 72 F5.2 [10-7W] lognuLr logarithm of the radio luminosity 74- 78 F5.2 [10-7W] logL[OIII] ?=- logarithm of the [OIII] line luminosity 80- 82 F3.1 [Msun] logMBH logarithm of the black hole mass 84- 86 A3 --- Class Spectroscopic class low (LEG) or high (HEG) excitation galaxies
History: Alessandro Capetti, capetti(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 05-May-2017
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