Synthetic galaxy images and spectra from the Illustris simulation

@article{Torrey2015SyntheticGI,
  title={Synthetic galaxy images and spectra from the Illustris simulation},
  author={Paul Torrey and Gregory F. Snyder and Mark Vogelsberger and Christopher C. Hayward and Shy Genel and Debora Sijacki and Volker Springel and Lars Hernquist and Dylan Nelson and Mariska Kriek and Annalisa Pillepich and Laura V. Sales and Cameron McBride},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={447},
  pages={2753-2771}
}
We present our methods for generating a catalogue of 7000 synthetic images and 40 000 integrated spectra of redshift z = 0 galaxies from the Illustris simulation. The mock data products are produced by using stellar population synthesis models to assign spectral energy distributions (SED) to each star particle in the galaxies. The resulting synthetic images and integrated SEDs therefore properly reflect the spatial distribution, stellar metallicity distribution, and star formation history of… 
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