Galaxy and mass assembly (GAMA): End of survey report and data release 2

J. Liske, I. K. Baldry, S. P. Driver, R. J. Tuffs, M. Alpaslan, E. Andrae, S. Brough, M. E. Cluver, M. W. Grootes, M. L P Gunawardhana, L. S. Kelvin, J. Loveday, A. S G Robotham, E. N. Taylor, S. P. Bamford, J. Bland-Hawthorn, M. J I Brown, M. J. Drinkwater, A. M. Hopkins, M. J. Meyer & 50 others P. Norberg, J. A. Peacock, N. K. Agius, S. K. Andrews, A. E. Bauer, J. H Y Ching, M. Colless, C. J. Conselice, S. M. Croom, L. J M Davies, R. De Propris, L. Dunne, E. M. Eardley, S. Ellis, C. Foster, C. S. Frenk, B. Haußler, B. W. Holwerda, C. Howlett, H. Ibarra, M. J. Jarvis, D. H. Jones, P. R. Kafle, C. G. Lacey, R. Lange, M. A. Lara-Ĺopez, R. López-Sánchez, S. Maddox, B. F. Madore, T. McNaught-Roberts, A. J. Moffett, R. C. Nichol, M. S. Owers, D. Palamara, S. J. Penny, S. Phillipps, K. A. Pimbblet, C. C. Popescu, M. Prescott, R. Proctor, E. M. Sadler, A. E. Sansom, M. Seibert, R. Sharp, W. Sutherland, J. A. Vazquez-Mata, E. van Kampen, S. M. Wilkins, R. Williams, A. H. Wright

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The Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey is one of the largest contemporary spectroscopic surveys of lowredshift galaxies. Covering an area of ~286 deg2 (split among five survey regions) down to a limiting magnitude of r < 19.8 mag, we have collected spectra and reliable redshifts for 238 000 objects using the AAOmega spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. In addition, we have assembled imaging data from a number of independent surveys in order to generate photometry spanning the wavelength range 1 nm-1 m. Here, we report on the recently completed spectroscopic survey and present a series of diagnostics to assess its final state and the quality of the redshift data. We also describe a number of survey aspects and procedures, or updates thereof, including changes to the input catalogue, redshifting and re-redshifting, and the derivation of ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared photometry. Finally, we present the second public release ofGAMAdata. In this release, we provide input catalogue and targeting information, spectra, redshifts, ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared photometry, single-component Śersic fits, stellar masses, Hα-derived star formation rates, environment information, and group properties for all galaxies with r < 19.0 mag in two of our survey regions, and for all galaxies with r < 19.4 mag in a third region (72 225 objects in total). The data base serving these data is available at http://www.gama-survey.org/.

LanguageEnglish
Pages2087-2126
Number of pages40
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume452
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2015

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Liske, J., Baldry, I. K., Driver, S. P., Tuffs, R. J., Alpaslan, M., Andrae, E., ... Wright, A. H. (2015). Galaxy and mass assembly (GAMA): End of survey report and data release 2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 452(2), 2087-2126. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv1436
Liske, J. ; Baldry, I. K. ; Driver, S. P. ; Tuffs, R. J. ; Alpaslan, M. ; Andrae, E. ; Brough, S. ; Cluver, M. E. ; Grootes, M. W. ; Gunawardhana, M. L P ; Kelvin, L. S. ; Loveday, J. ; Robotham, A. S G ; Taylor, E. N. ; Bamford, S. P. ; Bland-Hawthorn, J. ; Brown, M. J I ; Drinkwater, M. J. ; Hopkins, A. M. ; Meyer, M. J. ; Norberg, P. ; Peacock, J. A. ; Agius, N. K. ; Andrews, S. K. ; Bauer, A. E. ; Ching, J. H Y ; Colless, M. ; Conselice, C. J. ; Croom, S. M. ; Davies, L. J M ; De Propris, R. ; Dunne, L. ; Eardley, E. M. ; Ellis, S. ; Foster, C. ; Frenk, C. S. ; Haußler, B. ; Holwerda, B. W. ; Howlett, C. ; Ibarra, H. ; Jarvis, M. J. ; Jones, D. H. ; Kafle, P. R. ; Lacey, C. G. ; Lange, R. ; Lara-Ĺopez, M. A. ; López-Sánchez, R. ; Maddox, S. ; Madore, B. F. ; McNaught-Roberts, T. ; Moffett, A. J. ; Nichol, R. C. ; Owers, M. S. ; Palamara, D. ; Penny, S. J. ; Phillipps, S. ; Pimbblet, K. A. ; Popescu, C. C. ; Prescott, M. ; Proctor, R. ; Sadler, E. M. ; Sansom, A. E. ; Seibert, M. ; Sharp, R. ; Sutherland, W. ; Vazquez-Mata, J. A. ; van Kampen, E. ; Wilkins, S. M. ; Williams, R. ; Wright, A. H. / Galaxy and mass assembly (GAMA) : End of survey report and data release 2. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2015 ; Vol. 452, No. 2. pp. 2087-2126.
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In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 452, No. 2, 11.02.2015, p. 2087-2126.

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