The SAMI Galaxy Survey: the third and final data release

Scott M. Croom*, Matt S. Owers, Nicholas Scott, Henry Poetrodjojo, Brent Groves, Jesse van de Sande, Tania M. Barone, Luca Cortese, Francesco D'Eugenio, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Julia Bryant, Sree Oh, Sarah Brough, James Agostino, Sarah Casura, Barbara Catinella, Matthew Colless, Gerald Cecil, Roger L. Davies, Michael J. DrinkwaterSimon P. Driver, Ignacio Ferreras, Caroline Foster, Amelia Fraser-Mckelvie, Jon Lawrence, Sarah K. Leslie, Jochen Liske, Ángel R. López-Sánchez, Nuria P.F. Lorente, Rebecca McElroy, Anne M. Medling, Danail Obreschkow, Samuel N. Richards, Rob Sharp, Sarah M. Sweet, Dan S. Taranu, Edward N. Taylor, Edoardo Tescari, Adam D. Thomas, James Tocknell, Sam P. Vaughan

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We have entered a new era where integral-field spectroscopic surveys of galaxies are sufficiently large to adequately sample large-scale structure over a cosmologically significant volume. This was the primary design goal of the SAMI Galaxy Survey. Here, in Data Release 3, we release data for the full sample of 3068 unique galaxies observed. This includes the SAMI cluster sample of 888 unique galaxies for the first time. For each galaxy, there are two primary spectral cubes covering the blue (370-570 nm) and red (630-740 nm) optical wavelength ranges at spectral resolving power of R = 1808 and 4304, respectively. For each primary cube, we also provide three spatially binned spectral cubes and a set of standardized aperture spectra. For each galaxy, we include complete 2D maps from parametrized fitting to the emission-line and absorption-line spectral data. These maps provide information on the gas ionization and kinematics, stellar kinematics and populations, and more. All data are available online through Australian Astronomical Optics Data Central.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-1016
Number of pages26
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021


  • Galaxies: clusters: general
  • Galaxies: general
  • Galaxies: kinematics and dynamics
  • Galaxies: star formation
  • Galaxies: stellar content
  • Surveys


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