Astron. J., 152, 157-157 (2016/December-0)
SPARC: mass models for 175 disk galaxies with Spitzer photometry and accurate rotation curves.
LELLI F., McGAUGH S.S. and SCHOMBERT J.M.
Abstract (from CDS):
We introduce SPARC (Spitzer Photometry and Accurate Rotation Curves): a sample of 175 nearby galaxies with new surface photometry at 3.6 µm and high-quality rotation curves from previous H i/Hα studies. SPARC spans a broad range of morphologies (S0 to Irr), luminosities (∼5 dex), and surface brightnesses (∼4 dex). We derive [3.6] surface photometry and study structural relations of stellar and gas disks. We find that both the stellar mass-H i mass relation and the stellar radius-H i radius relation have significant intrinsic scatter, while the H i mass-radius relation is extremely tight. We build detailed mass models and quantify the ratio of baryonic to observed velocity (Vbar/Vobs) for different characteristic radii and values of the stellar mass-to-light ratio (U*) at [3.6]. Assuming U* ≃ 0.5 M☉/L☉ (as suggested by stellar population models), we find that (i) the gas fraction linearly correlates with total luminosity; (ii) the transition from star-dominated to gas-dominated galaxies roughly corresponds to the transition from spiral galaxies to dwarf irregulars, in line with density wave theory; and (iii) Vbar/Vobs varies with luminosity and surface brightness: high-mass, high-surface-brightness galaxies are nearly maximal, while low-mass, low-surface-brightness galaxies are submaximal. These basic properties are lost for low values of U* ≃ 0.2 M☉/L☉ as suggested by the DiskMass survey. The mean maximum-disk limit in bright galaxies is U* ≃ 0.7 M☉/L☉ at [3.6]. The SPARC data are publicly available and represent an ideal test bed for models of galaxy formation.
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dark matter - galaxies: dwarf - galaxies: irregular - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: spiral - galaxies: structure - galaxies: structure
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