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J/ApJ/847/136    Hβ to N2 line fluxes of nearby galaxies    (Brown+, 2017)

Calibration of ultraviolet, mid-infrared, and radio star formation rate indicators. Brown M.J.I., Moustakas J., Kennicutt R.C., Bonne N.J., Intema H.T., de Gasperin F., Boquien M., Jarrett T.H., Cluver M.E., Smith J.-D.T., da Cunha E., Imanishi M., Armus L., Brandl B.R., Peek J.E.G. <Astrophys. J., 847, 136 (2017)> =2017ApJ...847..136B
ADC_Keywords: Galaxies, spectra ; Photometry, SDSS ; Radio continuum ; Stars, distances Keywords: dust, extinction ; galaxies: evolution ; galaxies: general ; galaxies: photometry ; stars: formation ; techniques: spectroscopic Abstract: We present calibrations for star formation rate (SFR) indicators in the ultraviolet, mid-infrared, and radio-continuum bands, including one of the first direct calibrations of 150MHz as an SFR indicator. Our calibrations utilize 66 nearby star-forming galaxies with Balmer-decrement-corrected Hα luminosities, which span five orders of magnitude in SFR and have absolute magnitudes of -24<Mr<-12. Most of our photometry and spectrophotometry are measured from the same region of each galaxy, and our spectrophotometry has been validated with SDSS photometry, so our random and systematic errors are small relative to the intrinsic scatter seen in SFR indicator calibrations. We find that the Wide-field Infrared Space Explorer W4 (22.8µm), Spitzer 24µm, and 1.4GHz bands have tight correlations with the Balmer-decrement-corrected Hα luminosity, with a scatter of only 0.2dex. Our calibrations are comparable to those from the prior literature for L* galaxies, but for dwarf galaxies, our calibrations can give SFRs that are far greater than those derived from most previous literature. Description: Our parent sample is star-forming galaxies with optical drift-scan spectrophotometry from Moustakas & Kennicutt (2006, J/ApJS/164/81) and Moustakas+ (2010, J/ApJS/190/233) that also have Sloan Digital Sky Survey III optical imaging (SDSS-III; Aihara+ 2011ApJS..193...29A). All of the galaxies in the sample have imaging at ultraviolet, optical, near-infrared, and mid-infrared wavelengths, taken from GALEX, the Swift UV/Optical Monitor Telescope, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), the Spitzer Space Telescope, and/or the Wide-field Infrared Space Explorer (WISE). Radio-continuum flux densities at 1.4GHz and 150MHz were determined using multiple sets of archival data. Our principal source of 1.4GHz flux densities is the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS, Condon+, 1998, VIII/65). Our principal source of 150MHz flux densities is the TIFR GMRT Sky Survey (TGSS), which has an angular resolution of ∼25". We used the first alternative data release of the TGSS (TGSS ADR1; Intema+ 2017, J/A+A/598/A78). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 107 109 Summary of galaxy properties, including aperture emission line fluxes
See also: VIII/25 : 6C Survey of radio sources - VI. (Hales+ 1993) VI/64 : Recombination line intensities for hydrogenic ions (Storey+ 1995) VIII/65 : 1.4GHz NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) (Condon+ 1998) VII/233 : The 2MASS Extended sources (IPAC/UMass, 2003-2006) VIII/84 : A final non-redundant catalogue for 7C 151-MHz survey (Hales+ 2007) II/312 : GALEX-DR5 (GR5) sources from AIS and MIS (Bianchi+ 2011) V/147 : The SDSS Photometric Catalogue, Release 12 (Alam+, 2015) VIII/100 : GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA survey (Hurley-Walker+, 2016) J/ApJ/586/794 : Multiwavelength luminosities of galaxies (Bell, 2003) J/ApJS/164/81 : Spectrophotometry of nearby galaxies (Moustakas+, 2006) J/PASP/119/994 : MIPS 24um calibrators (Engelbracht+, 2007) J/ApJS/173/185 : GALEX UV atlas of nearby galaxies (Gil de Paz+, 2007) J/ApJ/656/770 : Mid-IR spectrum of star-forming galaxies (Smith+, 2007) J/ApJS/178/247 : Hα and [NII] survey in local 11 Mpc (Kennicutt+, 2008) J/ApJ/703/1672 : Far-IR and Hα fluxes in galaxies (Kennicutt+, 2009) J/ApJ/706/599 : Hα and UV SFR in the local volume (Lee+, 2009) J/ApJ/692/556 : Star forming galaxy templates (Rieke+, 2009) J/ApJ/713/615 : Very metal-poor Cepheid models (Marconi+, 2010) J/ApJS/190/233 : Spectroscopy & abundances of SINGS gal. (Moustakas+, 2010) J/AJ/142/111 : Total infrared brightness and SFR in M33 (Boquien+, 2011) J/A+A/533/A119 : GOODS-Herschel North and South catalogs (Elbaz+, 2011) J/ApJ/744/44 : Hα and UV fluxes in nearby galaxies (Weisz+, 2012) J/AJ/146/86 : Cosmicflows-2 catalog (Tully+, 2013) J/ApJS/212/18 : An atlas of UV-to-MIR galaxy SEDs (Brown+, 2014) J/A+A/562/A108 : 150MHz emission from exoplanets (Sirothia+, 2014) J/MNRAS/444/527 : Tully-Fisher distances for Spitzer galaxies (Sorce+, 2014) J/A+A/579/A102 : Ha imaging of Herschel Reference Survey (Boselli+, 2015) J/A+A/584/A87 : CALIFA sample SFR calibration (Catalan-Torrecilla+, 2015) J/MNRAS/460/2385 : Bootes field LOFAR 150-MHz observations (Williams+, 2016) J/A+A/598/A78 : The GMRT 150MHz all-sky radio survey (Intema+, 2017) : SDSS-III home page Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- Name Galaxy identifier 14- 18 F5.1 Mpc Dist [2.6/164.3] Distance 20- 22 I3 arcsec amaj [15/657] Semi-major axis 24- 26 I3 arcsec bmin [15/340] Semi-minor axis 28- 30 I3 deg PA [25/180] Position angle 32- 36 F5.2 mag gtmag [8.1/15.8] Total g band apparent magnitude 38- 42 F5.2 mag gamag [9/15.9] Aperture g band apparent magnitude 44- 48 F5.1 10-17W/m2 Hb [1.7/597] Hβ (4861A) line flux (1) 50- 53 F4.1 10-17W/m2 e_Hb [0.1/40] Uncertainty in Hb 55 A1 --- l_O3 Limit flag on O3 56- 61 F6.1 10-17W/m2 O3 [0.7/1441] The [OIII](5007Å) line flux (1) 63- 66 F4.1 10-17W/m2 e_O3 [0/41]? Uncertainty in O3 68- 73 F6.1 10-17W/m2 Ha [2.6/1813] Hα(6563Å) line flux (1) 75- 78 F4.1 10-17W/m2 e_Ha [0.4/74] Uncertainty in Ha 80 A1 --- l_N2 Limit flag on N2 82- 86 F5.1 10-17W/m2 N2 [0.4/465] The [NII](6716Å) line flux (1) 88- 91 F4.1 10-17W/m2 e_N2 [0.2/52]? Uncertainty in N2 93- 99 F7.1 mJy S1.4 [0.4/22800]? The 1.4GHz flux density 101-105 I5 mJy S150 [3/55600]? The 150MHz flux density 107 A1 --- r_S150 [ab] Reference code for S150 (2)
Note (1): In units of 1e-14 erg/s/cm2. Note (2): Reference as follows: a = from 6C or 7C (Baldwin+ 1985, VIII/18 ; Hales+ 1988, VIII/21 ; 1990, VIII/22 ; 1991, VIII/23 ; 1993 , VIII/24 and VIII/25 ; 2007, VIII/84). b = from GLEAM (Wayth+ 2015PASA...32...25W and Hurley-Walker+ 2016, VIII/100).
History: From electronic version of the journal References: Brown et al. 2014PASA...31...49B Brown et al. 2014ApJS..212...18B Cat. J/ApJS/212/18
(End) Prepared by [AAS], Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 05-Jun-2018
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