Correlations among the properties of galaxies found in a blind HI survey, which also have SDSS optical data

D.A. A. Garcia-Appadoo, A. A. West, J.J. J. Dalcanton, L. Cortese, M.J. J. Disney

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Abstract

We have used the Parkes Multibeam system and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to assemble a sample of 195 galaxies selected originally from their HI signature to avoid biases against unevolved or low surface brightness objects. For each source nine intrinsic properties are measured homogeneously, as well as inclination and an optical spectrum. The sample, which should be almost entirely free of either misidentification or confusion, includes a wide diversity of galaxies ranging from inchoate, low surface brightness dwarfs to giant spirals. Despite this diversity there are five clear correlations among their properties. They include a common dynamical mass-to-light ratio within their optical radii, a correlation between surface brightness and luminosity and a common HI surface density. Such correlation should provide strong constrains on models of galaxy formation and evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-356
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume394
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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