The ATLAS3D project – I. A volume-limited sample of 260 nearby early-type galaxies: science goals and selection criteria

  title={The ATLAS3D project – I. A volume-limited sample of 260 nearby early-type galaxies: science goals and selection criteria},
  author={Michele Cappellari and Eric Emsellem and Davor Krajnovi{\'c} and Richard M. McDermid and Nicholas Scott and Gijs A. Verdoes Kleijn and Lisa M. Young and Katherine Alatalo and Roland Bacon and Leo Blitz and Maxime Bois and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bournaud and Martin Bureau and Roger L. Davies and Timothy A. Davis and P. T. de Zeeuw and P.-A. Duc and Sadegh Khochfar and Harald Kuntschner and Pierre Yves Lablanche and Raffaella Morganti and Thorsten Naab and Thomas A. Oosterloo and Marc Sarzi and Paolo Serra and A. Weijmans},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The ATLAS3D project is a multiwavelength survey combined with a theoretical modelling effort. The observations span from the radio to the millimetre and optical, and provide multicolour imaging, two-dimensional kinematics of the atomic (H i), molecular (CO) and ionized gas (H beta, [O iii] and [N i]), together with the kinematics and population of the stars (H beta, Fe5015 and Mg b), for a carefully selected, volume-limited (1.16 x 105 Mpc3) sample of 260 early-type (elliptical E and lenticular… 

The ATLAS3D project - XIII. Mass and morphology of H I in early-type galaxies as a function of environment

We present the ATLAS3D H i survey of a volume-limited, complete sample of 166 nearby early-type galaxies (ETGs) brighter than MK=-21.5. The survey is mostly based on data taken with the Westerbork

The ATLAS3D project - VII. A new look at the morphology of nearby galaxies: the kinematic morphology-density relation

In Paper I of this series we introduced a volume-limited parent sample of 871 galaxies from which we extracted the ATLAS(3D) sample of 260 early-type galaxies (ETGs). In Papers II and III we

Hα imaging observations of early-type galaxies from the ATLAS3D survey

Context. The traditional knowledge of the mechanisms that brought to the formation and evolution of early type galaxies (ETG) in a hierarchical Universe was challenged by the unexpected finding by

The ATLAS3D project - XIV. The extent and kinematics of the molecular gas in early-type galaxies

We use interferometric (CO)-C-12(1-0) observations to compare and contrast the extent, surface brightness profiles and kinematics of the molecular gas in CO-rich ATLAS(3D) early-type galaxies (ETGs)

The ATLAS3D Project – XXVIII. Dynamically driven star formation suppression in early-type galaxies

We present measurements of the star formation rate (SFR) in the early-type galaxies (ETGs) of the ATLAS 3D sample, based on Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) 22 µm and Galaxy Evolution

The ATLAS3D project XV: benchmark for early-type galaxies scaling relations from 260 dynamical models: mass-to-light ratio, dark matter, fundamental plane and mass plane

We study the volume-limited and nearly mass-selected (stellar mass M-stars greater than or similar to 6 x 10(9) M circle dot) ATLAS(3D) sample of 260 early-type galaxies (ETGs, ellipticals Es and

The ATLAS3D project - XVI. Physical parameters and spectral line energy distributions of the molecular gas in gas-rich early-type galaxies

We present a detailed study of the physical properties of the molecular gas in a sample of 18 molecular gas-rich early-type galaxies (ETGs) from the ATLAS(3D) sample. Our goal is to better understand

The ATLAS3D project – XI. Dense molecular gas properties of CO-luminous early-type galaxies

Surveying 18 12CO-bright galaxies from the ATLAS3D early-type galaxy sample with the Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimetrique (IRAM) 30-m telescope, we detect 13CO(1-0) and 13CO(2-1) in all 18

The ATLAS3D project - X. On the origin of the molecular and ionized gas in early-type galaxies

We make use of interferometric CO and HI observations, and optical integral-field spectroscopy from the ATLAS 3D survey to probe the origin of the molecular and ionised interstellar medium (ISM) in

The ATLAS3D project - XXIX. The new look of early-type galaxies and surrounding fields disclosed by extremely deep optical images

Galactic archaeology based on star counts is instrumental to reconstruct the past mass assembly of Local Group galaxies. The development of new observing techniques and data reduction, coupled with



The SAURON project — II. Sample and early results

Early results are reported from the SAURON survey of the kinematics and stellar populations of a representative sample of nearby E, S0 and Sa galaxies. The survey is aimed at determining the

The SAURON project – X. The orbital anisotropy of elliptical and lenticular galaxies: revisiting the (V/σ, ɛ) diagram with integral‐field stellar kinematics

We analyse the orbital distribution of elliptical (E) and lenticular (S0) galaxies using SAURON integral-field stellar kinematics within about one effective (half-light) radius. We construct the

The SAURON project - IV. The mass-to-light ratio, the virial mass estimator and the Fundamental Plane of elliptical and lenticular galaxies

We investigate the well-known correlations between the dynamical mass-to-light ratio M/L and other global observables of elliptical (E) and lenticul ar (S0) galaxies. We construct twointegral Jeans

The SAURON project – VII. Integral-field absorption and emission-line kinematics of 24 spiral galaxy bulges

We present observations of the stellar and gas kinematics for a representative sample of 24 Sa galaxies obtained with our custom-built integral-field spectrograph SAURON operating on the William

The SAURON Project – XIV. No escape from Vesc: a global and local parameter in early-type galaxy evolution

We present the results of an investigation of the local escape velocity (V-esc) - line strength index relationship for 48 early-type galaxies from the SAURON sample, the first such study based on a

Passively Evolving Early-Type Galaxies at 1.4 ≲ z ≲ 2.5 in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

We report on a complete sample of seven luminous early-type galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UDF) with spectroscopic redshifts between 1.39 and 2.47, and to KAB < 23. Using the BzK selection

The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. XXVIII. Combining the Constraints on the Hubble Constant

Since the launch of Hubble Space Telescope (HST) 9 yr ago, Cepheid distances to 25 galaxies have been determined for the purpose of calibrating secondary distance indicators. Eighteen of these have

The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey. I. Science Goals, Survey Design, and Strategy

The recently initiated Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) survey aims to map ∼7000 deg2 of the high Galactic latitude sky visible from Arecibo, providing a H I line spectral database covering the

GMASS ultradeep spectroscopy of galaxies at z ~ 2. II. Superdense passive galaxies: how did they for

Aims. The aim of this work is to investigate the physical, structur al and evolutionary properties of old, passive galaxies at z> 1.4 and to place new constraints on massive galaxy formation and

The SAURON project – XII. Kinematic substructures in early-type galaxies: evidence for discs in fast rotators

We analysed two-dimensional maps of 48 early-type galaxies obtained with the SAURON and OASIS integral-field spectrographs using kinemetry, a gene ralisation of surface photometry to the higher order