Overview of the SDSS-IV MaNGA survey

Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory

Kevin Bundy, Matthew A. Bershady, David R. Law, Renbin Yan, Niv Drory, Nicholas MacDonald, David A. Wake, Brian Cherinka, José R. Sánchez-Gallego, Anne Marie Weijmans, Daniel Thomas, Christy Tremonti, Karen Masters, Lodovico Coccato, Aleksandar M. Diamond-Stanic, Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca, Vladimir Avila-Reese, Carles Badenes, Jésus Falcón-Barroso, Francesco Belfiore & 48 others Dmitry Bizyaev, Guillermo A. Blanc, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Michael R. Blanton, Joel R. Brownstein, Nell Byler, Michele Cappellari, Charlie Conroy, Aaron A. Dutton, Eric Emsellem, James Etherington, Peter M. Frinchaboy, Hai Fu, James E. Gunn, Paul Harding, Evelyn J. Johnston, Guinevere Kauffmann, Karen Kinemuchi, Mark A. Klaene, Johan H. Knapen, Alexie Leauthaud, Cheng Li, Lihwai Lin, Roberto Maiolino, Viktor Malanushenko, Elena Malanushenko, Shude Mao, Claudia Maraston, Richard M. Mcdermid, Michael R. Merrifield, Robert C. Nichol, Daniel Oravetz, Kaike Pan, John K. Parejko, Sebastian F. Sanchez, David Schlegel, Audrey Simmons, Oliver Steele, Matthias Steinmetz, Karun Thanjavur, Benjamin A. Thompson, Jeremy L. Tinker, Remco C E Van Den Bosch, Kyle B. Westfall, David Wilkinson, Shelley Wright, Ting Xiao, Kai Zhang

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    We present an overview of a new integral field spectroscopic survey called MaNGA (Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory), one of three core programs in the fourth-generation Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) that began on 2014 July 1. MaNGA will investigate the internal kinematic structure and composition of gas and stars in an unprecedented sample of 10,000 nearby galaxies. We summarize essential characteristics of the instrument and survey design in the context of MaNGA's key science goals and present prototype observations to demonstrate MaNGA's scientific potential. MaNGA employs dithered observations with 17 fiber-bundle integral field units that vary in diameter from 12″ (19 fibers) to 32″ (127 fibers). Two dual-channel spectrographs provide simultaneous wavelength coverage over 3600-10300 A˚ at R ∼ 2000.With a typical integration time of 3 hr, MaNGA reaches a target r-band signal-to-noise ratio of 4-8 (A˚-1 per 2″ fiber) at 23 AB mag arcsec-2, which is typical for the outskirts of MaNGA galaxies. Targets are selected with M∗ ≳ 109 M using SDSS-I redshifts and i-band luminosity to achieve uniform radial coverage in terms of the effective radius, an approximately flat distribution in stellar mass, and a sample spanning a wide range of environments. Analysis of our prototype observations demonstrates MaNGA's ability to probe gas ionization, shed light on recent star formation and quenching, enable dynamical modeling, decompose constituent components, and map the composition of stellar populations.MaNGA's spatially resolved spectra will enable an unprecedented study of the astrophysics of nearby galaxies in the coming 6 yr.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number7
    JournalAstrophysical Journal
    Volume798
    Issue number1
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    StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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    Keywords

    • Galaxies: Evolution
    • Galaxies: General
    • Surveys
    • Techniques: Imaging spectroscopy

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    Bundy, K., Bershady, M. A., Law, D. R., Yan, R., Drory, N., MacDonald, N., ... Zhang, K. (2015). Overview of the SDSS-IV MaNGA survey: Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory. Astrophysical Journal, 798(1), [7]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/798/1/7

    Overview of the SDSS-IV MaNGA survey : Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory. / Bundy, Kevin; Bershady, Matthew A.; Law, David R.; Yan, Renbin; Drory, Niv; MacDonald, Nicholas; Wake, David A.; Cherinka, Brian; Sánchez-Gallego, José R.; Weijmans, Anne Marie; Thomas, Daniel; Tremonti, Christy; Masters, Karen; Coccato, Lodovico; Diamond-Stanic, Aleksandar M.; Aragón-Salamanca, Alfonso; Avila-Reese, Vladimir; Badenes, Carles; Falcón-Barroso, Jésus; Belfiore, Francesco; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blanc, Guillermo A.; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Blanton, Michael R.; Brownstein, Joel R.; Byler, Nell; Cappellari, Michele; Conroy, Charlie; Dutton, Aaron A.; Emsellem, Eric; Etherington, James; Frinchaboy, Peter M.; Fu, Hai; Gunn, James E.; Harding, Paul; Johnston, Evelyn J.; Kauffmann, Guinevere; Kinemuchi, Karen; Klaene, Mark A.; Knapen, Johan H.; Leauthaud, Alexie; Li, Cheng; Lin, Lihwai; Maiolino, Roberto; Malanushenko, Viktor; Malanushenko, Elena; Mao, Shude; Maraston, Claudia; Mcdermid, Richard M.; Merrifield, Michael R.; Nichol, Robert C.; Oravetz, Daniel; Pan, Kaike; Parejko, John K.; Sanchez, Sebastian F.; Schlegel, David; Simmons, Audrey; Steele, Oliver; Steinmetz, Matthias; Thanjavur, Karun; Thompson, Benjamin A.; Tinker, Jeremy L.; Van Den Bosch, Remco C E; Westfall, Kyle B.; Wilkinson, David; Wright, Shelley; Xiao, Ting; Zhang, Kai.

    In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 798, No. 1, 7, 01.01.2015.

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    Bundy, K, Bershady, MA, Law, DR, Yan, R, Drory, N, MacDonald, N, Wake, DA, Cherinka, B, Sánchez-Gallego, JR, Weijmans, AM, Thomas, D, Tremonti, C, Masters, K, Coccato, L, Diamond-Stanic, AM, Aragón-Salamanca, A, Avila-Reese, V, Badenes, C, Falcón-Barroso, J, Belfiore, F, Bizyaev, D, Blanc, GA, Bland-Hawthorn, J, Blanton, MR, Brownstein, JR, Byler, N, Cappellari, M, Conroy, C, Dutton, AA, Emsellem, E, Etherington, J, Frinchaboy, PM, Fu, H, Gunn, JE, Harding, P, Johnston, EJ, Kauffmann, G, Kinemuchi, K, Klaene, MA, Knapen, JH, Leauthaud, A, Li, C, Lin, L, Maiolino, R, Malanushenko, V, Malanushenko, E, Mao, S, Maraston, C, Mcdermid, RM, Merrifield, MR, Nichol, RC, Oravetz, D, Pan, K, Parejko, JK, Sanchez, SF, Schlegel, D, Simmons, A, Steele, O, Steinmetz, M, Thanjavur, K, Thompson, BA, Tinker, JL, Van Den Bosch, RCE, Westfall, KB, Wilkinson, D, Wright, S, Xiao, T & Zhang, K 2015, 'Overview of the SDSS-IV MaNGA survey: Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 798, no. 1, 7. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/798/1/7
    Bundy, Kevin ; Bershady, Matthew A. ; Law, David R. ; Yan, Renbin ; Drory, Niv ; MacDonald, Nicholas ; Wake, David A. ; Cherinka, Brian ; Sánchez-Gallego, José R. ; Weijmans, Anne Marie ; Thomas, Daniel ; Tremonti, Christy ; Masters, Karen ; Coccato, Lodovico ; Diamond-Stanic, Aleksandar M. ; Aragón-Salamanca, Alfonso ; Avila-Reese, Vladimir ; Badenes, Carles ; Falcón-Barroso, Jésus ; Belfiore, Francesco ; Bizyaev, Dmitry ; Blanc, Guillermo A. ; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss ; Blanton, Michael R. ; Brownstein, Joel R. ; Byler, Nell ; Cappellari, Michele ; Conroy, Charlie ; Dutton, Aaron A. ; Emsellem, Eric ; Etherington, James ; Frinchaboy, Peter M. ; Fu, Hai ; Gunn, James E. ; Harding, Paul ; Johnston, Evelyn J. ; Kauffmann, Guinevere ; Kinemuchi, Karen ; Klaene, Mark A. ; Knapen, Johan H. ; Leauthaud, Alexie ; Li, Cheng ; Lin, Lihwai ; Maiolino, Roberto ; Malanushenko, Viktor ; Malanushenko, Elena ; Mao, Shude ; Maraston, Claudia ; Mcdermid, Richard M. ; Merrifield, Michael R. ; Nichol, Robert C. ; Oravetz, Daniel ; Pan, Kaike ; Parejko, John K. ; Sanchez, Sebastian F. ; Schlegel, David ; Simmons, Audrey ; Steele, Oliver ; Steinmetz, Matthias ; Thanjavur, Karun ; Thompson, Benjamin A. ; Tinker, Jeremy L. ; Van Den Bosch, Remco C E ; Westfall, Kyle B. ; Wilkinson, David ; Wright, Shelley ; Xiao, Ting ; Zhang, Kai. / Overview of the SDSS-IV MaNGA survey : Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory. In: Astrophysical Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 798, No. 1.
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