The Catalog of Edge-on Disk Galaxies from SDSS. I. The Catalog and the Structural Parameters of Stellar Disks

D.V. Bizyaev, S.J. Kautsch, A.V. Mosenkov, V.P. Reshetnikov, N.Ya. Sotnikova, N.V. Yablokova, R.W. Hillyer

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We present a catalog of true edge-on disk galaxies automatically selected from the Seventh Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). A visual inspection of the g, r, and i images of about 15,000 galaxies allowed us to split the initial sample of edge-on galaxy candidates into 4768 (31.8% of the initial sample) genuine edge-on galaxies, 8350 (55.7%) non-edge-on galaxies, and 1865 (12.5%) edge-on galaxies not suitable for simple automatic analysis because these objects either show signs of interaction and warps, or nearby bright stars project on it. We added more candidate galaxies from RFGC, EFIGI, RC3, and Galaxy Zoo catalogs found in the SDSS footprints. Our final sample consists of 5747 genuine edge-on galaxies. We estimate the structural parameters of the stellar disks (the stellar disk thickness, radial scale length, and central surface brightness) in the galaxies by analyzing photometric profiles in each of the g, r, and i images. We also perform simplified three-dimensional modeling of the li
Original languageEnglish
Article number24
Pages (from-to)Article number 24
Number of pages12
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume787
Issue number1
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StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • galaxies: fundamental parameters
  • galaxies: general
  • galaxies: photometry
  • galaxies: spiral
  • galaxies: structure

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Bizyaev, D.V. ; Kautsch, S.J. ; Mosenkov, A.V. ; Reshetnikov, V.P. ; Sotnikova, N.Ya. ; Yablokova, N.V. ; Hillyer, R.W. / The Catalog of Edge-on Disk Galaxies from SDSS. I. The Catalog and the Structural Parameters of Stellar Disks. In: Astrophysical Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 787, No. 1. pp. Article number 24.
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The Catalog of Edge-on Disk Galaxies from SDSS. I. The Catalog and the Structural Parameters of Stellar Disks. / Bizyaev, D.V.; Kautsch, S.J.; Mosenkov, A.V.; Reshetnikov, V.P.; Sotnikova, N.Ya.; Yablokova, N.V.; Hillyer, R.W.

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