A Slippery Slope: Systematic Uncertainties in the Line Width Baryonic Tully-Fisher Relation

@article{Bradford2016ASS,
  title={A Slippery Slope: Systematic Uncertainties in the Line Width Baryonic Tully-Fisher Relation},
  author={Jeremy D. Bradford and Marla Geha and Frank van den Bosch},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={832},
  pages={11}
}
The baryonic Tully-Fisher relation (BTFR) is a valuable observational tool and a critical test of galaxy formation theory. We explore the systematic uncertainty in the slope and the scatter of the observed line width BTFR utilizing homogeneously measured, unresolved HI observations for 930 isolated galaxies. We measure a fiducial relation of $\log_{10}{M_{\rm baryon}} = 3.24\log_{10}{V_{\rm rot}}+3.21$ with observed scatter of 0.25 dex with $10^{7.4} < M_{\rm baryon} < 10^{11.3}M_{\odot}$ where… Expand

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