Journal article

Tully-Fisher relations from an H I-selected sample

MJ Meyer, MA Zwaan, RL Webster, S Schneider, L Staveley-Smith

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY | WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

The optical and near-infrared Tully-Fisher relations are examined for an H i-selected sample of galaxies. This sample is unique in that membership is simply defined by the overlap of blind 21-cm, optical and near-infrared catalogues, rather than pre-selecting candidate Tully-Fisher galaxies for which to obtain rotational measurements. Three fundamental questions are considered: (i) Does the scatter depend on a third variable? (ii) What is the intrinsic scatter of the relationship? (iii) What is the slope of the z = 0 relationship as a function of wavelength, and can a single slope relationship be obtained by converting to stellar or baryonic mass? The H i Parkes All-Sky Survey (HIPASS) Catal..

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This publication makes use of data products from the 2MASS, which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.