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GHASP: an H alpha kinematic survey of spiral galaxies - X. Surface photometry, decompositions and the Tully-Fisher relation in the R-c band

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Barbosa, C. E. [1] ; Mendes de Oliveira, C. [1] ; Amram, P. [2] ; Ferrari, F. [3] ; Russeil, D. [2] ; Epinat, B. [2] ; Perret, V. [2] ; Adami, C. [2] ; Marcelin, M. [2]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, IAG, Dept Astron, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Lab Astrophys Marseille, F-13388 Marseille - France
[3] Fundacao Univ Fed Rio Grande, Inst Matemat Estat & Fisica, BR-96201900 Rio Grande, RS - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 453, n. 3, p. 2965-2981, NOV 1 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5

We present R-c-band surface photometry for 170 of the 203 galaxies in GHASP, the Gassendi H-alpha survey of spirals, a sample of late-type galaxies for which high-resolution Fabry-Perot H alpha maps have previously been obtained. Our data set is constructed using new R-c-band observations taken at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence, supplemented with Sloan Digital Sky Survey archival data, obtained with the purpose of deriving homogeneous photometric profiles and parameters. Our results include R-c-band surface brightness profiles for 170 galaxies and ugriz profiles for 108 of these objects. We catalogue several parameters of general interest for further reference, such as total magnitude, effective radius and isophotal parameters (magnitude, position angle, ellipticity and inclination). We also perform a structural decomposition of the surface brightness profiles using a multi-component method to separate discs from bulges and bars, and to observe the main scaling relations involving luminosities, sizes and maximum velocities. We determine the R-c-band Tully-Fisher relation using maximum velocities derived solely from H alpha rotation curves for a sample of 80 galaxies, resulting in a slope of -8.1 +/- 0.5, zero-point of -3.0 +/- 1.0 and an estimated intrinsic scatter of 0.28 +/- 0.07. We note that, unlike the Tully-Fisher relation in the near-infrared derived for the same sample, no change in the slope of the relation is seen at the low-mass end (for galaxies with V-max < 125 km s(-1)). We suggest that this different behaviour of the Tully-Fisher relation (with the optical relation being described by a single power law while the near-infrared has two), may be caused by differences in the stellar mass-to-light ratio for galaxies with V-max < 125 km s(-1). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/11236-0 - Photometry, decomposition and correlations for nearby spiral galaxies from the GHASP survey
Grantee:Carlos Eduardo Barbosa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 11/21325-0 - Kinematics and stellar populations of nearby groups
Grantee:Carlos Eduardo Barbosa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 06/56213-9 - New physics from space: formation and evolution of structures in the universe
Grantee:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants