DustPedia: Multiwavelength photometry and imagery of 875 nearby galaxies in 42 ultraviolet-microwave bands

CLARK, C.J.R., VERSTOCKEN, S., BIANCHI, S., FRITZ, J., VIAENE, S., SMITH, M.W.L., BAES, M., CASASOLA, V., CASSARA, L.P., DAVIES, J.I., DE LOOZE, I., DE VIS, P., EVANS, R., GALAMETZ, M., JONES, A.P., LIANOU, S., MADDEN, S., MOSENKOV, A.V. and XILOURIS, M. (2018). DustPedia: Multiwavelength photometry and imagery of 875 nearby galaxies in 42 ultraviolet-microwave bands. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 609, A37-A37.

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    Abstract

    Aims. The DustPedia project is capitalising on the legacy of the Herschel Space Observatory, using cutting-edge modelling techniques to study dust in the 875 DustPedia galaxies – representing the vast majority of extended galaxies within 3000 km s-1 that were observed by Herschel. This work requires a database of multiwavelength imagery and photometry that greatly exceeds the scope (in terms of wavelength coverage and number of galaxies) of any previous local-Universe survey. Methods. We constructed a database containing our own custom Herschel reductions, along with standardised archival observations from GALEX, SDSS, DSS, 2MASS, WISE, Spitzer, and Planck. Using these data, we performed consistent aperture-matched photometry, which we combined with external supplementary photometry from IRAS and Planck. Results. We present our multiwavelength imagery and photometry across 42 UV-microwave bands for the 875 DustPedia galaxies. Our aperture-matched photometry, combined with the external supplementary photometry, represents a total of 21 857 photometric measurements. A typical DustPedia galaxy has multiwavelength photometry spanning 25 bands. We also present the Comprehensive & Adaptable Aperture Photometry Routine (CAAPR), the pipeline we developed to carry out our aperture-matched photometry. CAAPR is designed to produce consistent photometry for the enormous range of galaxy and observation types in our data. In particular, CAAPR is able to determine robust cross-compatible uncertainties, thanks to a novel method for reliably extrapolating the aperture noise for observations that cover a very limited amount of background. Our rich database of imagery and photometry is being made available to the community.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 0201 Astronomical And Space Sciences; Astronomy & Astrophysics
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201731419
    Page Range: A37-A37
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 09:46
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 14:31
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23986

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