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Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): end of survey report and data release 2

Liske, J., Baldry, I. K., Driver, P., Tuffs, R. J., Alpaslan, M., Andrae, E., Brough, S., Cluver, M. E., Grootes, M. W., Gunawardhana, M. L. P., Kelvin, L. S., Loveday, J., Robotham, A. S. G., Taylor, E., Bamford, S. P., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Brown, M. J. I., Drinkwater, M. J., Hopkins, A. M., Meyer, M. J., Norberg, P., Peacock, J. A., Agius, N. K., Andrews, S. K., Bauer, A. E., Ching, J. H. Y., Colless, M., Conselice, C. J., Croom, S. M., Davies, L. J. M., De Propris, R., Dunne, Loretta ORCID:, Eardley, E. M., Ellis, S., Foster, C., Frenk, C. S., Haessler, B., Holwerda, B. W., Howlett, C., Ibarra, H., Jarvis, M. J., Jones, D. H., Kafle, P. R., Lacey, C. G., Lange, R., Lara-Lopez, M. A., Lopez-Sanchez, A. R., Maddox, Steve ORCID:, Madore, B. F., McNaught-Roberts, T., Moffett, A. J., Nichol, R. C., Owers, M. S., Palamara, D., Penny, S. J., Phillipps, S., Pimbblet, K. A., Popescu, C. C., Prescott, M., Proctor, R., Sadler, E. M., Sansom, A. E, Seibert, M., Sharp, R., Sutherland, W., Vazquez-Mata, J. A., van Kampen, E., Wilkins, S. M., Williams, R. and Wright, A. H. 2015. Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): end of survey report and data release 2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 452 (2) , pp. 2087-2126. 10.1093/mnras/stv1436

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The Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey is one of the largest contemporary spectroscopic surveys of low redshift galaxies. Covering an area of ∼286 deg2 (split among five survey regions) down to a limiting magnitude of r < 19.8 mag, we have collected spectra and reliable redshifts for 238 000 objects using the AAOmega spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. In addition, we have assembled imaging data from a number of independent surveys in order to generate photometry spanning the wavelength range 1 nm–1 m. Here, we report on the recently completed spectroscopic survey and present a series of diagnostics to assess its final state and the quality of the redshift data. We also describe a number of survey aspects and procedures, or updates thereof, including changes to the input catalogue, redshifting and re-redshifting, and the derivation of ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared photometry. Finally, we present the second public release of GAMA data. In this release, we provide input catalogue and targeting information, spectra, redshifts, ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared photometry, single-component Sérsic fits, stellar masses, Hα-derived star formation rates, environment information, and group properties for all galaxies with r < 19.0 mag in two of our survey regions, and for all galaxies with r < 19.4 mag in a third region (72 225 objects in total). The data base serving these data is available at

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Additional Information: First published online July 21, 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0035-8711
Date of Acceptance: 26 June 2015
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 10:36

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