Swift/UVOT+MaNGA (SwiM) value-added catalog

Mallory Molina, Nikhil Ajgaonkar, Renbin Yan, Robin Bruce Ciardullo, Caryl Ann Gronwall, Michael Eracleous, Xihan Ji, Michael R. Blanton

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We introduce the Swift/UVOT+MaNGA (SwiM) value-added catalog, which comprises 150 galaxies that have both Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)/MaNGA integral field spectroscopy and archival Swift/UVOT near-UV (NUV) images. The similar angular resolution between the three Swift/UVOT NUV images and the MaNGA maps allows for a high-resolution comparison of optical and NUV indicators of star formation, crucial for constraining quenching and attenuation in the local universe. The UVOT NUV images, SDSS images, and MaNGA emission line and spectral index maps have all been spatially matched and reprojected to match the pointspread function (PSF) and pixel sampling of the Swift/UVOT uvw2 images and are presented in the same coordinate system for each galaxy. The spectral index maps use the definition first adopted by Burstein et al., which makes it more convenient for users to compute spectral indices when binning the maps. Spatial covariance is properly taken into account in propagating the uncertainties. We also provide a catalog that includes PSF-matched aperture photometry in the SDSS optical and Swift NUV bands. In an earlier companion paper, we used a subset of these galaxies to explore the attenuation laws of kiloparsec-sized star-forming regions. The catalog, maps for each galaxy, and associated data models are publicly available on the SDSS website.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberabba34
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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