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J/ApJS/169/213         ACS Fornax Cluster Survey. I.             (Jordan+, 2007)

The ACS Fornax cluster survey. I. Introduction to the survey and data reduction procedures. Jordan A., Blakeslee J.P., Cote P., Ferrarese L., Infante L., Mei S., Merritt D., Peng E.W., Tonry J.L., West M.J. <Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser., 169, 213-224 (2007)> =2007ApJS..169..213J (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, galaxy ; Surveys Keywords: galaxies: clusters: individual (Fornax) - galaxies: distances and redshifts - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - galaxies: nuclei - galaxies: star clusters - methods: data analysis Abstract: The Fornax Cluster is a conspicuous cluster of galaxies in the southern hemisphere and the second largest collection of early-type galaxies within 20Mpc after the Virgo Cluster. In this paper, we present a brief introduction to the ACS Fornax Cluster Survey - a program to image, in the F475W (g475) and F850LP (z850) bandpasses, 43 early-type galaxies in Fornax using the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope. Combined with a companion survey of Virgo, the ACS Virgo Cluster Survey, this represents the most comprehensive imaging survey to date of early-type galaxies in cluster environments in terms of depth, spatial resolution, sample size, and homogeneity. We describe the selection of the program galaxies, their basic properties, and the main science objectives of the survey, which include the measurement of luminosities, colors, and structural parameters for globular clusters associated with these galaxies, an analysis of their isophotal properties and surface brightness profiles, and an accurate calibration of the surface brightness fluctuation distance indicator. Finally, we discuss the data reduction procedures adopted for the survey. Description: Observations for each of the 43 program galaxies were carried out as part of GO program 10217 between 2004 September and 2005 March. Each galaxy was imaged within a single orbit, using the ACS Wide Field Channel (WFC) mode. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table3.dat 59 215 Log of observations for GO-10217
See also: B/hst : HST Archived Exposures Catalog (STScI, 2007) VII/180 : Galaxies in Fornax Cluster and five nearby groups (Ferguson+ 1990) J/ApJS/153/223 : ACS Virgo Cluster Survey. I. (Cote+, 2004) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 2 I2 --- ID Galaxy identification number 4- 11 A8 --- Name Galaxy name 13- 21 A9 --- Dataset ACS dataset name 23- 32 A10 "YYYY/MM/DD" Obs.date UT date of the observation 34- 35 I2 h Obs.h UT hour of the observation start 37- 38 I2 min Obs.m UT minute of the observation start 40- 41 I2 s Obs.s UT second of the observation start 43- 48 F6.2 deg Theta Position angle of the y axis of the WFC1 detector 50- 52 I3 s Exp Exposure time 54- 59 A6 --- Filt ACS filter used in the observation
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Marianne Brouty [CDS] 19-Dec-2008
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