Galaxy spectra from the UV to the mid-IR

Michael J I Brown, John Moustakas, J. D T Smith, Elisabete da Cunha, Masatoshi Imanishi, Lee Armus, Bernhard R Brandl

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Abstract

Templates and models of galaxy spectra are often essential for determining the physical properties of galaxies. Many commonly used templates have large systematic errors, which significantly impact photometric redshifts and k-corrections. We present a new library of 110 galaxy template spectra spanning from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared. The templates combine optical, Spitzer and Akari spectra with MAGPHYS models, all normalised and verified with matched aperture photometry. Our library contains more galaxies, spans a broader range of colours and has smaller systematic errors than previous libraries of galaxy spectra. 

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Intriguing Life of Massive Galaxies
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 295th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union
EditorsDaniel Thomas, Anna Pasquali, Ignacio Ferreras
PublisherInternational Astronomical Union
Pages286-289
Number of pages4
Volume8
EditionS295
ISBN (Print)9781107033849
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
EventInternational Astronomical Union Symposium 2012: The Intriguing Life of Massive Galaxies - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Aug 201231 Aug 2012
Conference number: 295th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS295
Volume8
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221

Conference

ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union Symposium 2012
Abbreviated titleIAU Symposium 2012
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period27/08/1231/08/12

Keywords

  • galaxies: distances and redshifts
  • galaxies: fundamental parameters
  • galaxies: general
  • infrared: galaxies

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