Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies ( S 4 G ) . The Pipeline 4 : Multi-component decomposition strategies and data release ( revised 19 / 11 / 2014 )

The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (S4G, Sheth et al. 2010) is a deep 3.6 and 4.5 μm imaging survey of 2352 nearby (< 40 Mpc) galaxies. We describe the S4G data analysis pipeline 4, which is dedicated to 2-dimensional structural surface Dept. of Physics, University of Oulu, FI-90014, Finland Finnish Centre for Astronomy with ESO (FINCA… CONTINUE READING