Updated 34-band Photometry for the SINGS/KINGFISH Samples of Nearby Galaxies

D. A. Dale, D. O. Cook, H. Roussel, J. A. Turner, Lee Armus, A. D. Bolatto, M. Boquien, M J I Brown, D. Calzetti, I. De Looze, M Galametz, K. D. Gordon, B. A. Groves, Thomas H Jarrett, G. Helou, R. Herrera-Camus, J. L. Hinz, L. K. Hunt, R. C. Kennicutt, E. J. MurphyA. Rest, K. M. Sandstrom, J. D.T. Smith, F. S. Tabatabaei, C. D. Wilson

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We present an update to the ultraviolet-to-radio database of global broadband photometry for the 79 nearby galaxies that comprise the union of the KINGFISH (Key Insights on Nearby Galaxies: A Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel) and SINGS (Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey) samples. The 34-band data set presented here includes contributions from observational work carried out with a variety of facilities including GALEX, SDSS, Pan-STARRS1, NOAO, 2MASS, Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, Spitzer, Herschel, Planck, JCMT, and the VLA. Improvements of note include recalibrations of previously published SINGS BVR C I C and KINGFISH far-infrared/submillimeter photometry. Similar to previous results in the literature, an excess of submillimeter emission above model predictions is seen primarily for low-metallicity dwarf or irregular galaxies. This 33-band photometric data set for the combined KINGFISH+SINGS sample serves as an important multiwavelength reference for the variety of galaxies observed at low redshift. A thorough analysis of the observed spectral energy distributions is carried out in a companion paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number90
Number of pages20
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


  • galaxies: ISM
  • galaxies: photometry
  • infrared: ISM
  • ISM: general Supporting material: extended figure

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