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J/PASP/122/1397   Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (Sheth+, 2010)

The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (S4G). Sheth K., Regan M., Hinz J.L., De Paz A.G., Menendez-Delmestre K., Munoz-Mateos J.-C., Seibert M., Kim T., Laurikainen E., Salo H., Gadotti D.A., Laine J., Mizusawa T., Armus L., Athanassoula E., Bosma A., Buta R.J., Capak P., Jarrett T.H., Elmegreen D.M., Elmegreen B.G., Knapen J.H., Koda J., Helou G., Ho L.C., Madore B.F., Masters K.L., Mobasher B., Ogle P., Peng C.Y., Schinnerer E., Surace J.A., Zaritsky D., Comeron S., De Swardt B., Meidt S.E., Kasliwal M., Aravena M. <Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., 122, 1397-1414 (2010)> =2010PASP..122.1397S
ADC_Keywords: Surveys ; Galaxy catalogs ; Morphology Abstract: The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (S4G) is an Exploration Science Legacy Program approved for the Spitzer post-cryogenic mission. It is a volume-, magnitude-, and size-limited (d<40Mpc, |b|>30°, mBcorr<15.5, and D25>1') survey of 2331 galaxies using the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) at 3.6 and 4.5um. Each galaxy is observed for 240s and mapped to ≥1.5D25. The final mosaicked images have a typical 1sigma rms noise level of 0.0072 and 0.0093MJy/sr at 3.6 and 4.5um, respectively. Our azimuthally averaged surface brightness profile typically traces isophotes at µ3.6um(AB)(1sigma)∼27mag/arcsec2, equivalent to a stellar mass surface density of ∼1M/pc2. thus provides an unprecedented data set for the study of the distribution of mass and stellar structures in the local universe. This large, unbiased, and extremely deep sample of all Hubble types from dwarfs to spirals to ellipticals will allow for detailed structural studies, not only as a function of stellar mass, but also as a function of the local environment. This article introduces the survey and describes the sample selection, the significance of the 3.6 and 4.5um bands for this study, and the data collection and survey strategies. Description: We chose all galaxies with radial velocity Vradio<3000km/s (corresponding to a distance d<40Mpc for a Hubble constant of 75km/s/Mpc), total corrected blue magnitude mBcorr<15.5, blue light isophotal angular diameter D25>1.0' at Galactic latitude |b|>30 ° using HyperLEDA (Paturel et al. 2003, Cat. VII/237, VII/238). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 56 2331 *RC3-like parameters for galaxies
Note on table1.dat: All properties obtained from the HyperLEDA database (
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 13 A13 --- Name Galaxy name 15- 22 F8.5 h RAhour Right ascension in decimal hours (J2000) 24- 32 F9.5 deg DEdeg Declination in decimal degrees (J2000) 34- 38 F5.1 --- TType T morphological type code (1) 40- 45 F6.2 mag BMAG ?=-99 Absolute B magnitude 47- 50 F4.2 [0.1arcmin] Log(D25) Apparent major axis diameter at 25mag/arcsec2 52- 56 F5.2 mag Bmag Total apparent corrected B magnitude, corrected for inclination, Galactic extinction, and K-correction
Note (1): Morphological type code as: -5 = E, -3 = E-S0, 0 = S0a , 3 = Sb, 7 = Sd, and 10 = Irr
History: 06-May-2011: From electronic version of the journal 23-Jul-2012: Units of RA corrected into hours (instead of degrees)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 24-Mar-2011
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