Updated 34-band Photometry for the Sings/KINGFISH Samples of Nearby Galaxies

March 2017 • 2017ApJ...837...90D

Authors • Dale, D. A. • Cook, D. O. • Roussel, H. • Turner, J. A. • Armus, L. • Bolatto, A. D. • Boquien, M. • Brown, M. J. I. • Calzetti, D. • De Looze, I. • Galametz, M. • Gordon, K. D. • Groves, B. A. • Jarrett, T. H. • Helou, G. • Herrera-Camus, R. • Hinz, J. L. • Hunt, L. K. • Kennicutt, R. C. • Murphy, E. J. • Rest, A. • Sandstrom, K. M. • Smith, J. -D. T. • Tabatabaei, F. S. • Wilson, C. D.

Abstract • We present an update to the ultraviolet-to-radio database of global broadband photometry for the 79 nearby galaxies that comprise the union of the KINGFISH (Key Insights on Nearby Galaxies: A Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel) and SINGS (Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey) samples. The 34-band data set presented here includes contributions from observational work carried out with a variety of facilities including GALEX, SDSS, Pan-STARRS1, NOAO, 2MASS, Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, Spitzer, Herschel, Planck, JCMT, and the VLA. Improvements of note include recalibrations of previously published SINGS BVR C I C and KINGFISH far-infrared/submillimeter photometry. Similar to previous results in the literature, an excess of submillimeter emission above model predictions is seen primarily for low-metallicity dwarf or irregular galaxies. This 33-band photometric data set for the combined KINGFISH+SINGS sample serves as an important multiwavelength reference for the variety of galaxies observed at low redshift. A thorough analysis of the observed spectral energy distributions is carried out in a companion paper.


IPAC Authors


Lee Armus

Senior Scientist

David Cook

Assistant Scientist

George Helou

IPAC Executive Director