MLCG 0174 , the SIMBAD biblio

2016ApJS..225...23S - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 225, 23-23 (2016/August-0)

Catalogs of compact groups of galaxies from the enhanced SDSS DR12.


Abstract (from CDS):

We apply a friends-of-friends algorithm to an enhanced SDSS DR12 spectroscopic catalog, including redshift from the literature to construct a catalog of 1588 N\geqslant 3 compact groups of galaxies containing 5178 member galaxies and covering the redshift range 0.01 < z < 0.19. This catalog contains 18 times as many systems and reaches 3 times the depth of the similar catalog of Barton et al. We construct catalogs from both magnitude-limited and volume-limited galaxy samples. Like Barton et al. we omit the frequently applied isolation criterion in the compact group selection algorithm. Thus the groups selected by fixed projected spatial and rest-frame line-of-sight velocity separation produce a catalog of groups with a redshift-independent median size. In contrast to previous catalogs, the enhanced SDSS DR12 catalog (including galaxies with r < 14.5) includes many systems with z <= 0.05. The volume-limited samples are unique to this study. The compact group candidates in these samples have a median stellar mass independent of redshift. Groups with velocity dispersion <=100  km {s}^{-1} show abundant evidence for ongoing dynamical interactions among the members. The number density of the volume-limited catalogs agrees with previous catalogs at the lowest redshifts but decreases as the redshift increases. The SDSS fiber placement constraints limit the catalog's completeness. In spite of this issue, the volume-limited catalogs provide a promising basis for detailed spatially resolved probes of the impact of galaxy-galaxy interactions within similar dense systems over a broad redshift range.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): catalogs - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: groups: general - galaxies: interactions - surveys - surveys

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJS/225/23): table1.dat table3.dat table5.dat table6.dat table8.dat table9.dat table10.dat table11.dat>

Nomenclature: Table 1: MLCG NNNN (Nos 0001-1588). Table 5: V1CG NNN (Nos 001-670). Table 6: V2CG NNN (Nos 001-294).

Simbad objects: 6768

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