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2019MNRAS.483.2057F - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 483, 2057-2077 (2019/February-3)

SDSS-IV MaNGA PyMorph Photometric and Deep Learning Morphological Catalogues and implications for bulge properties and stellar angular momentum.


Abstract (from CDS):

We describe the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV (SDSS-IV) MaNGA (Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory) PyMorph Photometric (MPP-VAC) and MaNGA Deep Learning Morphology (MDLM-VAC) Value Added Catalogues. The MPP-VAC provides photometric parameters from Sersic and Sersic + Exponential fits to the 2D surface brightness profiles of the MaNGA Data Release 15 (DR15) galaxy sample. Compared to previous PYMORPH analyses of SDSS imaging, our analysis of the MaNGA DR15 incorporates three improvements: the most recent SDSS images; modified criteria for determining bulge-to-disc decompositions; and the fits in MPP-VAC have been eye-balled, and re-fit if necessary, for additional reliability. A companion catalogue, the MDLM-VAC, provides Deep Learning-based morphological classifications for the same galaxies. The MDLM-VAC includes a number of morphological properties (e.g. a TType, and a finer separation between elliptical and S0 galaxies). Combining the MPP- and MDLM-VACs allows to show that the MDLM morphological classifications are more reliable than previous work. It also shows that single-Sersic fits to late- and early-type galaxies are likely to return Sersic indices of n <= 2 and >=4, respectively, and this correlation between n and morphology extends to the bulge component as well. While the former is well known, the latter contradicts some recent work suggesting little correlation between n-bulge and morphology. Combining both VACs with MaNGA's spatially resolved spectroscopy allows us to study how the stellar angular momentum depends on morphological type. We find correlations between stellar kinematics, photometric properties, and morphological type even though the spectroscopic data played no role in the construction of the MPP- and MDLM-VACs.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: fundamental parameters - galaxies: photometry - galaxies: structure

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/483/2057): table1a.dat table1b.dat table1c.dat table1d.dat table3.dat>

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