Context. We present Ha3 (acronym for Ha- aa), an Ha narrow-band imaging survey of ~400 galaxies selected from the HI Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey (ALFALFA) in the Local Supercluster, including the Virgo cluster. Aims. By using hydrogen recombination lines as a tracer of recent star formation, we aim to investigate the relationships between atomic neutral gas and newly formed stars in different environments (cluster and field), morphological types (spirals and dwarfs), and over a wide range of stellar masses (̃107.5-1011.5 M). Methods. We image in Ha+[NII] all the galaxies that contain more than 107 M of neutral atomic hydrogen in the sky region 11h>R A>16h;4°>Dec>16>;350>cz>2000 km s-1 using the San Pedro Martir 2 m telescope. This survey provides a complete census of the star formation in HI rich galaxies of the local universe. Results. We present the properties of the galaxy sample, together with Ha fluxes and equivalent widths. We find an excellent agreement between the fluxes determined from our images in apertures of 3 arcsec diameter and the fluxes derived from the SDSS spectral database. From the Ha fluxes corrected for galactic and internal extinction and for [NII] contamination we derive the global star formation rates (SFRs). © ESO 2012.

Gavazzi, G., Fumagalli, M., Galardo, V., Grossetti, F., Boselli, A., Giovanelli, R., et al. (2012). Hα3: An hα imaging survey of hi selected galaxies from alfalfa. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 545, A16 [10.1051/0004-6361/201218788].

Hα3: An hα imaging survey of hi selected galaxies from alfalfa

Gavazzi G.;Fumagalli M.;
2012

Abstract

Context. We present Ha3 (acronym for Ha- aa), an Ha narrow-band imaging survey of ~400 galaxies selected from the HI Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey (ALFALFA) in the Local Supercluster, including the Virgo cluster. Aims. By using hydrogen recombination lines as a tracer of recent star formation, we aim to investigate the relationships between atomic neutral gas and newly formed stars in different environments (cluster and field), morphological types (spirals and dwarfs), and over a wide range of stellar masses (̃107.5-1011.5 M). Methods. We image in Ha+[NII] all the galaxies that contain more than 107 M of neutral atomic hydrogen in the sky region 11h>R A>16h;4°>Dec>16>;350>cz>2000 km s-1 using the San Pedro Martir 2 m telescope. This survey provides a complete census of the star formation in HI rich galaxies of the local universe. Results. We present the properties of the galaxy sample, together with Ha fluxes and equivalent widths. We find an excellent agreement between the fluxes determined from our images in apertures of 3 arcsec diameter and the fluxes derived from the SDSS spectral database. From the Ha fluxes corrected for galactic and internal extinction and for [NII] contamination we derive the global star formation rates (SFRs). © ESO 2012.
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Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
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Clusters; Fundamental parameters-galaxies; Galaxies; Individual; ISM; Virgo-galaxies
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Gavazzi, G., Fumagalli, M., Galardo, V., Grossetti, F., Boselli, A., Giovanelli, R., et al. (2012). Hα3: An hα imaging survey of hi selected galaxies from alfalfa. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 545, A16 [10.1051/0004-6361/201218788].
Gavazzi, G; Fumagalli, M; Galardo, V; Grossetti, F; Boselli, A; Giovanelli, R; Haynes, M; Fabello, S
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