Astrophys. J., 879, 22-22 (2019/July-1)
A correlated search for local dwarf galaxies in GALFA-H I and Pan-STARRS.
DEFELIPPIS D., PUTMAN M. and TOLLERUD E.
Abstract (from CDS):
In recent years, ultrafaint dwarf (UFD) galaxies have been found through systematic searches of large optical surveys. However, the existence of Leo T, a nearby gas-rich dwarf, suggests that there could be other nearby UFDs that are optically obscured but have gas detectable at nonoptical wavelengths. With this in mind, we perform a search of the full Galactic Arecibo L-band Feed Array H I (GALFA-H I) survey, a radio survey that covers one-third of the sky at velocities -650 < VLSR < +650 km s–1, for neutral hydrogen sources. We are able to probe regions of the sky at lower Galactic latitudes and smaller | VLSR| compared to previous explorations. We use the Source Finding Application on GALFA-H I and select all sources with similar properties to Leo T and other local dwarf galaxies. We find 690 dwarf galaxy candidates, one of which is particularly promising and likely a new galaxy near the Galactic plane (b = -8°) that is comparable in velocity width and H I-flux to other recently discovered local volume galaxies. We find we are sensitive to Leo T-like objects out to 1 Mpc at velocities clear from background H I emission. We check each candidate's corresponding optical fields from Pan-STARRS and fit stars drawn from isochrones, but find no evidence of stellar populations. We thus find no other Leo T-like dwarfs within 500 kpc of the Milky Way in the one-third of the sky covered by the GALFA-H I footprint, and discuss our nondetection in a cosmological context.
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galaxies: dwarf - Local Group - radio lines: ISM - surveys
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