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J/MNRAS/390/1133  Anisotropic distribution of satellite galaxies (Bailin+, 2008)

The anisotropic distribution of satellite galaxies. Bailin J., Power C., Norberg P., Zaritsky D., Gibson B.K. <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 390, 1133-1156 (2008)> =2008MNRAS.390.1133B
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, galaxy ; Morphology ; Redshifts Keywords: galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: dwarf - galaxies: formation - galaxies: haloes - galaxies: structure - dark matter Abstract: We identify satellites of isolated galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and examine their angular distribution. Using mock catalogues generated from cosmological N-body simulations, we demonstrate that the selection criteria used to select isolated galaxies and their satellites in large galaxy redshift surveys must be very strict in order to correctly identify systems in which the primary galaxy dominates its environment. We demonstrate that the criteria used in many previous studies instead select predominantly group members. We refine a set of selection criteria for which the group contamination is estimated to be less than 7 per cent and present a catalogue of the resulting sample. Description: Our sample is drawn from the SDSS Data Release 6 (DR6). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table4.dat 111 1588 Data for primary and satellite galaxies
See also: http://www.sdss.org/ : SDSS Home Page Byte-by-byte Description of file: table4.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 A4 --- --- [SDSS] 6- 24 A19 --- PName Primary name, SDSS JHHMMSS.ss+DDMMSS.s 26- 29 A4 --- --- [SDSS] 31- 49 A19 --- SName Satellite name, SDSS JHHMMSS.ss+DDMMSS.s 51- 52 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) (1) 54- 55 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) (1) 57- 60 F4.1 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) (1) 62 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) (1) 63- 64 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) (1) 66- 67 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) (1) 69- 72 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) (1) 74- 80 F7.5 --- z Redshift (1) 82- 87 F6.2 mag MAG Absolute dereddened ^0.1^M_r_-5logh magnitude (1) 89- 93 F5.1 deg PA ?=- Isophotal position angle (1) 95- 98 F4.2 --- b/a ?=- Ratio of isophotal minor and major axes (1) 100-105 F6.1 deg PAlss ?=- Derived position angle of the LSS axis (1) 107 A1 --- Cl [EIL] Classification of galaxy (1) (2) 109 A1 --- Disc? [Y/N] Disc sample, for Primary galaxy only (3) 111 A1 --- LSS? [Y/N] LSS sample, for Primary galaxy only (4)
Note (1): When no satellite name, values for the Primary galaxy, else values for the satellite galaxy. Note (2): Based on the classification scheme of Bailin & Harris (2008ApJ...681..225B) as follows: E = early-type I = intermediate-type L = late-type Note (3): Whether the system passes all quality cuts required to be included in the sample for the purposes of measuring the anisotropy with respect to the primary Note (4): Whether the system passes all quality cuts required to be included in the sample for the purposes of measuring the anisotropy with respect to the LSS (Large Scale Structure).
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 17-May-2010
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