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J/ApJ/836/137      Deep, wide-field g,i imaging of And XXXI      (Rhode+, 2017)

Structural and photometric properties of the Andromeda satellite dwarf galaxy Lacerta I from deep imaging with WIYN pODI. Rhode K.L., Crnojevic D., Sand D.J., Janowiecki S., Young M.D., Spekkens K. <Astrophys. J., 836, 137-137 (2017)> =2017ApJ...836..137R (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Galaxies, photometry ; Photometry, SDSS Keywords: galaxies: dwarf; galaxies: individual: (Lac I, And XXXI); galaxies: photometry; Local Group Abstract: We present results from WIYN pODI imaging of Lacerta I (And XXXI), a satellite dwarf galaxy discovered in the outskirts of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) in Pan-STARRS1 survey data. Our deep, wide-field g,i photometry reaches ∼3mag fainter than the photometry in the Pan-STARRS1 discovery paper and allows us to trace the stellar population of Lac I beyond two half-light radii from the galaxy center. We measure a Tip of the Red Giant Branch distance for Lac I of (m-M)0=24.44±0.11mag (773±40kpc, or 264±6kpc from M31), which is consistent with the Pan-STARRS1 distance. We use a maximum-likelihood technique to derive structural properties for the galaxy, and find a half-light radius (rh) of 3.24±0.21' (728±47pc), ellipticity (ε) of 0.44±0.03, total magnitude MV=-11.4±0.3, and central surface brightness µV,0=24.8±0.3mag/arcsec2. We find no H I emission in archival data and set a limit on Lac I's neutral gas mass-to-light ratio of MHI/LV<0.06M/L, confirming Lac I as a gas-poor dwarf spheroidal galaxy. Photometric metallicities derived from Red Giant Branch stars within 2 rh yield a median [Fe/H] of -1.68±0.03, which is more metal-rich than the spectroscopically derived value from Martin+ (2014ApJ...793L..14M). Combining our measured magnitude with this higher metallicity estimate places Lac I closer to its expected position on the luminosity-metallicity relation for dwarf galaxies. Description: Observations of Lac I (And XXXI) were obtained on 2013 October 1 with the WIYN 3.5m telescope and the One Degree Imager with a partially filled focal plane (pODI). The mean FWHM of the point-spread function (PSF) in the final combined images is 0.84" in the g-band and 0.70" in the i-band. Objects: ---------------------------------------------------------------- RA (ICRS) DE Designation(s) (Distance) ---------------------------------------------------------------- 22 58 13.2 +41 17 53 Lac I = NAME Lacerta I (D=773kpc) ---------------------------------------------------------------- File Summary:
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ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 58 33577 Photometry of resolved stars in the WIYN pODI images of Lac I (And XXXI)
See also: V/139 : The SDSS Photometric Catalog, Release 9 (Adelman-McCarthy+, 2012) J/AJ/144/4 : Dwarf galaxies in the Local Group (McConnachie+, 2012) J/ApJ/756/79 : Optical photom. in 3 Local Group dwarf galaxies (Sand+, 2012) J/ApJ/768/77 : Ultra-compact high velocity clouds from ALFALFA (Adams+, 2013) J/ApJ/779/102 : Metallicities of RGB stars in dwarf galaxies (Kirby+, 2013) J/MNRAS/435/1928 : Dwarf galaxy planes in Local Group (Pawlowski+, 2013) J/A+A/585/A41 : EBHIS spectra and HI column density maps (Winkel+, 2016) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
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1- 5 I5 --- Seq Sequential running number 7- 15 F9.5 deg RAdeg Right Ascension in decimal degrees (J2000) 17- 26 F10.6 deg DEdeg Declination in decimal degrees (J2000) 28- 32 F5.2 mag g0mag [13/27] Calibrated, dereddened WIYN/pODI g band magnitude in SDSS system 34- 37 F4.2 mag e_g0mag [0/0.4] Uncertainty (instrumental) in g0mag 39- 42 F4.2 mag Ag [0.3/0.6] Calculated Galactic extinction, g mag 44- 48 F5.2 mag i0mag [13/26.2] Calibrated, dereddened WIYN/pODI i band magnitude in SDSS system 50- 53 F4.2 mag e_i0mag [0/0.4] Uncertainty (instrumental) in i0mag 55- 58 F4.2 mag Ai [0.1/0.3] Calculated Galactic extinction, i mag
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(End) Prepared by [AAS], Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 25-Sep-2017
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