Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 482, 43-52 (2008/4-4)
HI content and other structural properties of galaxies in the Virgo cluster from the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey.
GAVAZZI G., GIOVANELLI R., HAYNES M.P., FABELLO S., FUMAGALLI M., KENT B.R., KOOPMANN R.A., BROSCH N., HOFFMAN G.L., SALZER J.J. and BOSELLI A.
Abstract (from CDS):
We report the results of an HI blind survey of 80deg2
of the Virgo cluster, based on the 08°≤δ≤16° strip of ALFALFA, the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey. 187 HI sources of high significance are found providing a complete census of HI sources in this region of the Virgo cluster (-1000<cz<3000km/s) with MHI
. 156/187 (83%) sources are identified with optical galaxies from the Virgo Cluster Catalogue (Binggeli et al., 1985AJ.....90.1681B
), all but 8 with late-type galaxies. Ten sources are not associated with optical galaxies and were found to correspond to tidally-disrupted systems (see Kent et al., 2007ApJ...665L..15K
; and Haynes et al., 2007ApJ...665L..19H
). The remaining 21 (11%) are associated with galaxies that are not listed in the Virgo Cluster Catalogue. For all sources with an optical counterpart in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, we analyzed i-band SDSS plates to measure optical structural parameters. We find that in the Virgo cluster: i) HI inhabits galaxies that are structurally similar to ordinary late-type galaxies; ii) their HI content can be predicted from their optical luminosity; iii) low surface brightness galaxies have low optical luminosity and contain small quantities of neutral hydrogen; iv) low surface brightness, massive Malin1 type galaxies are comfortably rare objects (less than 0.5%); v) there are no ``dark-galaxies'' with HI masses MHI
; vi) less than 1% of early-type galaxies contain neutral hydrogen with MHI
(di Serego Alighieri et al., 2007A&A...474..851D
galaxies: clusters: individual: Virgo - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: fundamental parameters
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