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J/ApJ/731/L41  1.4GHz observations of bright early-type galaxies  (Brown+, 2011)

The ubiquitous radio continuum emission from the most massive early-type galaxies. Brown M.J.I., Jannuzi B.T., Floyd D.J.E., Mould J.R. <Astrophys. J., 731, L41 (2011)> =2011ApJ...731L..41B
ADC_Keywords: Galaxies, IR ; Radio continuum Keywords: galaxies: active - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - radio continuum: galaxies Abstract: We have measured the radio continuum emission of 396 early-type galaxies brighter than K=9, using 1.4GHz imagery from the NRAO Very Large Array Sky Survey, Green Bank 300ft Telescope, and 64m Parkes Radio Telescope. For MK←24 early-type galaxies, the distribution of radio powers at fixed absolute magnitude spans four orders of magnitude and the median radio power is proportional to K-band luminosity to the power 2.78±0.16. The measured flux densities of MK←25.5 early-type galaxies are greater than zero in all cases. It is thus highly likely that the most massive galaxies always host an active galactic nucleus or have recently undergone star formation. Description: Our principal radio imaging is the 1.4GHz NVSS (Condon et al. 1998, Cat. VIII/65), which has an angular resolution of 45" and an rms noise of ∼0.45mJy. We also measure flux densities using lower resolution (∼12') imaging from the 300ft Green Bank and the 64m Parkes radio telescopes (Condon & Broderick 1985-86, Cat. VIII/6; Barnes et al. 2001MNRAS.322..486B, see Cat. VIII/73; M. Calabretta 2011, in preparation). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 84 396 The K<9 early-type galaxy sample
See also: VII/233 : The 2MASS Extended sources (IPAC/UMass, 2003-2006) VIII/73 : HI Parkes All Sky Survey Catalogue (HIPASS) (Meyer+, 2004) VIII/65 : 1.4GHz NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) (Condon+ 1998) VII/155 : RC3 catalog (de Vaucouleurs+ 1991) VIII/6 : 1400-MHz Sky Survey, Maps Covering Dec -5 to +82 (Condon+ 1985-86) J/A+A/424/371 : 1.4GHz First Look Survey (FLS) (Morganti+, 2004) J/AJ/127/1959 : 1.4GHz emission of KISS galaxies (Van Duyne+, 2004) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- Name Galaxy name 12- 13 I2 h RAh Hour of Right Ascension (J2000) 15- 16 I2 min RAm Minute of Right Ascension (J2000) 18- 23 F6.3 s RAs Second of Right Ascension (J2000) 25 A1 --- DE- Sign of the Declination (J2000) 26- 27 I2 deg DEd Degree of Declination (J2000) 29- 30 I2 arcmin DEm Arcminute of Declination (J2000) 32- 36 F5.2 arcsec DEs Arcsecond of Declination (J2000) 38- 41 F4.2 mag Ksmag 2MASX (Cat. VII/233) Ks band magnitude (Milky Way dust corrected) 43- 46 F4.1 --- MType RC3 (Cat. VII/155) T type 48- 55 F8.1 mJy S1.4 The 1.4GHz flux density 57- 63 F7.1 mJy e_S1.4 Uncertainty in S1.4 65- 69 F5.1 Mpc Dist Distance 71- 76 F6.2 mag KsMag Absolute Ks band magnitude 78 A1 --- l_P1.4 Limit flag on P1.4 79- 84 E6.1 W/Hz P1.4 ? The 1.4GHz power (1)
Note (1): When the flux density is within 2σ of zero, a 2σ upper limit for the radio power is provided. A blank entry indicates that the 2σ upper limits for the flux density and luminosity are equal to or less than zero.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 24-Oct-2012
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