Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 435, 1186-1197 (2013/October-3)
Magnitude and size evolution of bulgeless galaxies.
Abstract (from CDS):
We examine the magnitude and size evolution of bulgeless (discs with no-bulge or pseudo-bulge) galaxies up to z ∼ 0.9 in rest-frame B band. Their evolution is compared to that of normal-discs (or discs with classical bulge). The study is done for luminous sources (MB ≤ -20) in two equal-volume redshift bins (0.4 ≤ z < 0.77 and 0.77 ≤ z < 1.0) and a local range (0.02 ≤ z < 0.05). The mean surface-brightness, _B, from zmean = 0.89 to zmean = 0.04, shows a dimming of 0.79 mag/arcsec2 for bulgeless galaxies and 1.16magarcsec-2 for normal-discs. The characteristic magnitude, M_B^*, shows an increase of 0.55mag for bulgeless galaxies and 0.95mag for normal-discs. Both dimming and faintness observed since z ∼ 0.9 is more pronounced for the normal-discs by ∼ 0.4mag. The size distribution is log-normal and both bulgeless and normal-discs show a slight increase in the mean value, Δ ∼ 0.11, from zmean = 0.89 to zmean = 0.04. The proportion of bulgeless galaxies in the full disc sample undergoes a considerable decline with decrease in redshift. This along with the larger dimming and faintness seen for normal-discs suggests that some fraction of the bulgeless sources switch to the normal-disc morphology with time. To ascertain the validity of studying morphology in the optical, the properties of the galaxies observed in both rest-frame B and I band are compared. The common sample is more luminous in the I band but the sizes are larger in the B band for more than 74 percent of the sources. The variation in the Sérsic-index values of the galaxies in the two rest-bands is minor enough to have any effect on the morphological classification.
© 2013 The Author Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2013)
galaxies: bulges - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: luminosity function, mass function - galaxies: structure
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<Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/435/1186): catalogi.dat catalogb.dat>
Table 1: [S2013] NNNNN N=5103 among (Nos 70-33912).
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