[HHM2010] 194.74533+26.83377 , the SIMBAD biblio

2010ApJS..190...43H - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 190, 43-57 (2010/September-0)

Deep GALEX observations of the Coma cluster: source catalog and galaxy counts.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present a source catalog from a deep 26 ks Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) observation of the Coma cluster in the far-UV (FUV; 1530 Å) and near-UV (NUV; 2310 Å) wavebands. The observed field is centered ∼0{fdg}9 (1.6 Mpc) southwest of the Coma core in a well-studied region of the cluster known as "Coma-3." The entire field is located within the apparent virial radius of the Coma cluster, and has optical photometric coverage with Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and deep spectroscopic coverage to r ∼ 21. We detect GALEX sources to NUV = 24.5 and FUV = 25.0, which corresponds to a star formation rate of ∼10–3 M/yr for galaxies at the distance of Coma. We have assembled a catalog of 9700 galaxies with GALEX and SDSS photometry, including 242 spectroscopically confirmed Coma member galaxies that span a large range of galaxy types from giant spirals and elliptical galaxies to dwarf irregular and early-type galaxies. The full multi-wavelength catalog (cluster plus background galaxies) is ∼80% complete to NUV = 23 and FUV = 23.5. The GALEX images presented here are very deep and include detections of many resolved cluster members superposed on a dense field of unresolved background galaxies. This required a two-fold approach to generating a source catalog: we used a Bayesian deblending algorithm to measure faint and compact sources (using SDSS coordinates as position prior), and used the GALEX pipeline catalog for bright and/or extended objects. We performed simulations to assess the importance of systematic effects (e.g., object blends, source confusion, Eddington Bias) that influence the source detection and photometry when using both methods. The Bayesian deblending method roughly doubles the number of source detections and provides reliable photometry to a few magnitudes deeper than the GALEX pipeline catalog. This method is free from source confusion over the UV magnitude range studied here; we estimate that the GALEX pipeline catalogs are confusion limited at NUV ∼ 23 and FUV ∼ 24. We have measured the UV field galaxy counts using our catalog and report a ∼50% (30%) excess of counts across FUV = 22-23.5 (NUV = 21.5-23) relative to other GALEX studies. Our number counts are a better match to deeper UV galaxy counts measured with Hubble Space Telescope.

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Journal keyword(s): catalogs - galaxies: clusters: individual: Coma - galaxies: statistics - techniques: photometric - ultraviolet: galaxies

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJS/190/43): table1.dat>

Nomenclature: Table 1: [HHM2010] DDD.ddddd+DD.ddddd N=9700.

Simbad objects: 9709

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