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|Title:||The Large Early Galaxy Astrophysics Census (LEGA-C) Data Release 2: Dynamical and Stellar Population Properties of z ≲ 1 Galaxies in the COSMOS Field||Authors:||Straatman, Caroline M. S.
VAN DER WEL, ARJEN
GALLAZZI, Anna Rita
Bell, Eric F.
Brammer, Gabriel B.
van Houdt, Josha
Maseda, Michael V.
Muñoz-Mateos, Juan C.
van de Sande, Jesse
Spilker, Justin S.
|Issue Date:||2018||Journal:||THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES||Number:||239||Issue:||2||First Page:||27||Abstract:||We present the second data release of the Large Early Galaxy Astrophysics Census (LEGA-C), an ESO 130-night public spectroscopic survey conducted with VIMOS on the Very Large Telescope. We release 1988 spectra with typical continuum S/N ≃ 20 Å<SUP>-1</SUP> of galaxies at 0.6 ≲ z ≲ 1.0, each observed for ∼20 hr and fully reduced with a custom-built pipeline. We also release a catalog with spectroscopic redshifts, emission-line fluxes, Lick/IDS indices, and observed stellar and gas velocity dispersions that are spatially integrated quantities, including both rotational motions and genuine dispersion. To illustrate the new parameter space in the intermediate-redshift regime probed by LEGA-C, we explore relationships between dynamical and stellar population properties. The star-forming galaxies typically have observed stellar velocity dispersions of ∼150 km s<SUP>-1</SUP> and strong Hδ absorption (Hδ <SUB>A</SUB> ∼ 5 Å), while passive galaxies have higher observed stellar velocity dispersions (∼200 km s<SUP>-1</SUP>) and weak Hδ absorption (Hδ <SUB>A</SUB> ∼ 0 Å). Strong [O III]5007/Hβ ratios tend to occur mostly for galaxies with weak Hδ <SUB>A</SUB> or galaxies with higher observed velocity dispersion. Beyond these broad trends, we find a diversity of possible combinations of rest-frame colors, absorption-line strengths, and emission-line detections, illustrating the utility of spectroscopic measurements to more accurately understand galaxy evolution. By making the spectra and value-added catalogs publicly available we encourage the community to take advantage of this very substantial investment in telescope time provided by ESO.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/27960||URL:||https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4365/aae37a||ISSN:||0067-0049||DOI:||10.3847/1538-4365/aae37a||Bibcode ADS:||2018ApJS..239...27S||Fulltext:||open|
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