Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Survey diagnostics and core data release

S. P. Driver, D. T. Hill, L. S. Kelvin, A. S G Robotham, J. Liske, P. Norberg, I. K. Baldry, S. P. Bamford, A. M. Hopkins, J. Loveday, J. A. Peacock, E. Andrae, J. Bland-Hawthorn, S. Brough, M. J I Brown, E. Cameron, J. H Y Ching, M. Colless, C. J. Conselice, S. M. Croom & 35 others N. J G Cross, R. De Propris, S. Dye, M. J. Drinkwater, S. Ellis, Alister W. Graham, M. W. Grootes, M. Gunawardhana, D. H. Jones, E. van Kampen, C. Maraston, R. C. Nichol, H. R. Parkinson, S. Phillipps, K. Pimbblet, C. C. Popescu, M. Prescott, I. G. Roseboom, E. M. Sadler, A. E. Sansom, R. G. Sharp, D. J B Smith, E. Taylor, D. Thomas, R. J. Tuffs, D. Wijesinghe, L. Dunne, C. S. Frenk, M. J. Jarvis, B. F. Madore, M. J. Meyer, M. Seibert, L. Staveley-Smith, W. J. Sutherland, S. J. Warren

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Abstract

The Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey has been operating since 2008 February on the 3.9-m Anglo-Australian Telescope using the AAOmega fibre-fed spectrograph facility to acquire spectra with a resolution ofR≈ 1300for 120862 Sloan Digital Sky Survey selected galaxies. The target catalogue constitutes three contiguous equatorial regions centred at 9h(G09), 12h(G12) and 14.5h(G15) each of12 × 4deg2to limiting fluxes ofrpet < 19.4, rpet < 19.8andrpet < 19.4mag, respectively (and additional limits at other wavelengths). Spectra and reliable redshifts have been acquired for over 98 per cent of the galaxies within these limits. Here we present the survey footprint, progression, data reduction, redshifting, re-redshifting, an assessment of data quality after 3 yr, additional image analysis products (includingugrizYJHKphotometry, Sérsic profiles and photometric redshifts), observing mask and construction of our core survey catalogue (GamaCore). From this we create three science-ready catalogues: GamaCoreDR1 for public release, which includes data acquired during year 1 of operations within specified magnitude limits (2008 February to April); GamaCoreMainSurvey containing all data above our survey limits for use by the GAMA Team and collaborators; and GamaCoreAtlasSV containing year 1, 2 and 3 data matched to Herschel-ATLAS science demonstration data. These catalogues along with the associated spectra, stamps and profiles can be accessed via the GAMA website:

LanguageEnglish
Pages971-995
Number of pages25
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume413
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Galaxies: distances and redshifts
  • Galaxies: fundamental parameters
  • Galaxies: general
  • Galaxies: statistics
  • Surveys

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Driver, S. P., Hill, D. T., Kelvin, L. S., Robotham, A. S. G., Liske, J., Norberg, P., ... Warren, S. J. (2011). Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Survey diagnostics and core data release. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413(2), 971-995. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18188.x
Driver, S. P. ; Hill, D. T. ; Kelvin, L. S. ; Robotham, A. S G ; Liske, J. ; Norberg, P. ; Baldry, I. K. ; Bamford, S. P. ; Hopkins, A. M. ; Loveday, J. ; Peacock, J. A. ; Andrae, E. ; Bland-Hawthorn, J. ; Brough, S. ; Brown, M. J I ; Cameron, E. ; Ching, J. H Y ; Colless, M. ; Conselice, C. J. ; Croom, S. M. ; Cross, N. J G ; De Propris, R. ; Dye, S. ; Drinkwater, M. J. ; Ellis, S. ; Graham, Alister W. ; Grootes, M. W. ; Gunawardhana, M. ; Jones, D. H. ; van Kampen, E. ; Maraston, C. ; Nichol, R. C. ; Parkinson, H. R. ; Phillipps, S. ; Pimbblet, K. ; Popescu, C. C. ; Prescott, M. ; Roseboom, I. G. ; Sadler, E. M. ; Sansom, A. E. ; Sharp, R. G. ; Smith, D. J B ; Taylor, E. ; Thomas, D. ; Tuffs, R. J. ; Wijesinghe, D. ; Dunne, L. ; Frenk, C. S. ; Jarvis, M. J. ; Madore, B. F. ; Meyer, M. J. ; Seibert, M. ; Staveley-Smith, L. ; Sutherland, W. J. ; Warren, S. J. / Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) : Survey diagnostics and core data release. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2011 ; Vol. 413, No. 2. pp. 971-995.
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Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) : Survey diagnostics and core data release. / Driver, S. P.; Hill, D. T.; Kelvin, L. S.; Robotham, A. S G; Liske, J.; Norberg, P.; Baldry, I. K.; Bamford, S. P.; Hopkins, A. M.; Loveday, J.; Peacock, J. A.; Andrae, E.; Bland-Hawthorn, J.; Brough, S.; Brown, M. J I; Cameron, E.; Ching, J. H Y; Colless, M.; Conselice, C. J.; Croom, S. M.; Cross, N. J G; De Propris, R.; Dye, S.; Drinkwater, M. J.; Ellis, S.; Graham, Alister W.; Grootes, M. W.; Gunawardhana, M.; Jones, D. H.; van Kampen, E.; Maraston, C.; Nichol, R. C.; Parkinson, H. R.; Phillipps, S.; Pimbblet, K.; Popescu, C. C.; Prescott, M.; Roseboom, I. G.; Sadler, E. M.; Sansom, A. E.; Sharp, R. G.; Smith, D. J B; Taylor, E.; Thomas, D.; Tuffs, R. J.; Wijesinghe, D.; Dunne, L.; Frenk, C. S.; Jarvis, M. J.; Madore, B. F.; Meyer, M. J.; Seibert, M.; Staveley-Smith, L.; Sutherland, W. J.; Warren, S. J.

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