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The data reduction pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU galaxy survey. / Law, David R.; Cherinka, Brian; Yan, Renbin; Andrews, Brett H.; Bershady, Matthew A.; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blanc, Guillermo A.; Blanton, Michael R.; Bolton, Adam S.; Brownstein, Joel R.; Bundy, Kevin; Chen, Yanmei; Drory, Niv; D'Souza, Richard; Fu, Hai; Jones, Amy; Kauffmann, Guinevere; MacDonald, Nicholas; Masters, Karen L.; Newman, Jeffrey A.; Parejko, John K.; Sánchez-Gallego, José R.; Sánchez, Sebastian F.; Schlegel, David J.; Thomas, Daniel; Wake, David A.; Weijmans, Anne-Marie; Westfall, Kyle B.; Zhang, Kai.

In: The Astronomical Journal, Vol. 152, No. 4, 12.09.2016.

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Law, DR, Cherinka, B, Yan, R, Andrews, BH, Bershady, MA, Bizyaev, D, Blanc, GA, Blanton, MR, Bolton, AS, Brownstein, JR, Bundy, K, Chen, Y, Drory, N, D'Souza, R, Fu, H, Jones, A, Kauffmann, G, MacDonald, N, Masters, KL, Newman, JA, Parejko, JK, Sánchez-Gallego, JR, Sánchez, SF, Schlegel, DJ, Thomas, D, Wake, DA, Weijmans, A-M, Westfall, KB & Zhang, K 2016, 'The data reduction pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU galaxy survey', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 152, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-6256/152/4/83

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Law, D. R., Cherinka, B., Yan, R., Andrews, B. H., Bershady, M. A., Bizyaev, D., Blanc, G. A., Blanton, M. R., Bolton, A. S., Brownstein, J. R., Bundy, K., Chen, Y., Drory, N., D'Souza, R., Fu, H., Jones, A., Kauffmann, G., MacDonald, N., Masters, K. L., ... Zhang, K. (2016). The data reduction pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU galaxy survey. The Astronomical Journal, 152(4). https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-6256/152/4/83

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Law DR, Cherinka B, Yan R, Andrews BH, Bershady MA, Bizyaev D et al. The data reduction pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU galaxy survey. The Astronomical Journal. 2016 Sep 12;152(4). https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-6256/152/4/83

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Law, David R. ; Cherinka, Brian ; Yan, Renbin ; Andrews, Brett H. ; Bershady, Matthew A. ; Bizyaev, Dmitry ; Blanc, Guillermo A. ; Blanton, Michael R. ; Bolton, Adam S. ; Brownstein, Joel R. ; Bundy, Kevin ; Chen, Yanmei ; Drory, Niv ; D'Souza, Richard ; Fu, Hai ; Jones, Amy ; Kauffmann, Guinevere ; MacDonald, Nicholas ; Masters, Karen L. ; Newman, Jeffrey A. ; Parejko, John K. ; Sánchez-Gallego, José R. ; Sánchez, Sebastian F. ; Schlegel, David J. ; Thomas, Daniel ; Wake, David A. ; Weijmans, Anne-Marie ; Westfall, Kyle B. ; Zhang, Kai. / The data reduction pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU galaxy survey. In: The Astronomical Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 152, No. 4.

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title = "The data reduction pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU galaxy survey",
abstract = "Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) is an optical fiber-bundle integral-field unit (IFU) spectroscopic survey that is one of three core programs in the fourth-generation Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV). With a spectral coverage of 3622 - 10,354 {\AA} and an average footprint of ~ 500 arcsec2 per IFU the scientific data products derived from MaNGA will permit exploration of the internal structure of a statistically large sample of 10,000 low redshift galaxies in unprecedented detail. Comprising 174 individually pluggable science and calibration IFUs with a near-constant data stream, MaNGA is expected to obtain ~ 100 million raw-frame spectra and ~ 10 million reduced galaxy spectra over the six-year lifetime of the survey. In this contribution, we describe the MaNGA Data Reduction Pipeline (DRP) algorithms and centralized metadata framework that produces sky-subtracted, spectrophotometrically calibrated spectra and rectified 3-D data cubes that combine individual dithered observations. For the 1390 galaxy data cubes released in Summer 2016 as part of SDSS-IV Data Release 13 (DR13), we demonstrate that the MaNGA data have nearly Poisson-limited sky subtraction shortward of ~ 8500 {\AA} and reach a typical 10σ limiting continuum surface brightness μ = 23.5 AB/arcsec-2 in a five arcsec diameter aperture in the g-band. The wavelength calibration of the MaNGA data is accurate to 5 km/s rms, with a median spatial resolution of 2.54 arcsec FWHM (1.8 kpc at the median redshift of 0.037) and a median spectral resolution of sigma = 72 km/s-1.",
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author = "Law, {David R.} and Brian Cherinka and Renbin Yan and Andrews, {Brett H.} and Bershady, {Matthew A.} and Dmitry Bizyaev and Blanc, {Guillermo A.} and Blanton, {Michael R.} and Bolton, {Adam S.} and Brownstein, {Joel R.} and Kevin Bundy and Yanmei Chen and Niv Drory and Richard D'Souza and Hai Fu and Amy Jones and Guinevere Kauffmann and Nicholas MacDonald and Masters, {Karen L.} and Newman, {Jeffrey A.} and Parejko, {John K.} and S{\'a}nchez-Gallego, {Jos{\'e} R.} and S{\'a}nchez, {Sebastian F.} and Schlegel, {David J.} and Daniel Thomas and Wake, {David A.} and Anne-Marie Weijmans and Westfall, {Kyle B.} and Kai Zhang",
note = "37 pages, 22 figures. Accepted for publication in AJ. v2 updates arXiv reference to Yan+16b, v3 fixes some embedded DR13 links. Version with full resolution figures is available at http://www.stsci.edu/~dlaw/Papers/MaNGA_Data.pdf",
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RIS

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T1 - The data reduction pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU galaxy survey

AU - Law, David R.

AU - Cherinka, Brian

AU - Yan, Renbin

AU - Andrews, Brett H.

AU - Bershady, Matthew A.

AU - Bizyaev, Dmitry

AU - Blanc, Guillermo A.

AU - Blanton, Michael R.

AU - Bolton, Adam S.

AU - Brownstein, Joel R.

AU - Bundy, Kevin

AU - Chen, Yanmei

AU - Drory, Niv

AU - D'Souza, Richard

AU - Fu, Hai

AU - Jones, Amy

AU - Kauffmann, Guinevere

AU - MacDonald, Nicholas

AU - Masters, Karen L.

AU - Newman, Jeffrey A.

AU - Parejko, John K.

AU - Sánchez-Gallego, José R.

AU - Sánchez, Sebastian F.

AU - Schlegel, David J.

AU - Thomas, Daniel

AU - Wake, David A.

AU - Weijmans, Anne-Marie

AU - Westfall, Kyle B.

AU - Zhang, Kai

N1 - 37 pages, 22 figures. Accepted for publication in AJ. v2 updates arXiv reference to Yan+16b, v3 fixes some embedded DR13 links. Version with full resolution figures is available at http://www.stsci.edu/~dlaw/Papers/MaNGA_Data.pdf

PY - 2016/9/12

Y1 - 2016/9/12

N2 - Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) is an optical fiber-bundle integral-field unit (IFU) spectroscopic survey that is one of three core programs in the fourth-generation Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV). With a spectral coverage of 3622 - 10,354 Å and an average footprint of ~ 500 arcsec2 per IFU the scientific data products derived from MaNGA will permit exploration of the internal structure of a statistically large sample of 10,000 low redshift galaxies in unprecedented detail. Comprising 174 individually pluggable science and calibration IFUs with a near-constant data stream, MaNGA is expected to obtain ~ 100 million raw-frame spectra and ~ 10 million reduced galaxy spectra over the six-year lifetime of the survey. In this contribution, we describe the MaNGA Data Reduction Pipeline (DRP) algorithms and centralized metadata framework that produces sky-subtracted, spectrophotometrically calibrated spectra and rectified 3-D data cubes that combine individual dithered observations. For the 1390 galaxy data cubes released in Summer 2016 as part of SDSS-IV Data Release 13 (DR13), we demonstrate that the MaNGA data have nearly Poisson-limited sky subtraction shortward of ~ 8500 Å and reach a typical 10σ limiting continuum surface brightness μ = 23.5 AB/arcsec-2 in a five arcsec diameter aperture in the g-band. The wavelength calibration of the MaNGA data is accurate to 5 km/s rms, with a median spatial resolution of 2.54 arcsec FWHM (1.8 kpc at the median redshift of 0.037) and a median spectral resolution of sigma = 72 km/s-1.

AB - Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) is an optical fiber-bundle integral-field unit (IFU) spectroscopic survey that is one of three core programs in the fourth-generation Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV). With a spectral coverage of 3622 - 10,354 Å and an average footprint of ~ 500 arcsec2 per IFU the scientific data products derived from MaNGA will permit exploration of the internal structure of a statistically large sample of 10,000 low redshift galaxies in unprecedented detail. Comprising 174 individually pluggable science and calibration IFUs with a near-constant data stream, MaNGA is expected to obtain ~ 100 million raw-frame spectra and ~ 10 million reduced galaxy spectra over the six-year lifetime of the survey. In this contribution, we describe the MaNGA Data Reduction Pipeline (DRP) algorithms and centralized metadata framework that produces sky-subtracted, spectrophotometrically calibrated spectra and rectified 3-D data cubes that combine individual dithered observations. For the 1390 galaxy data cubes released in Summer 2016 as part of SDSS-IV Data Release 13 (DR13), we demonstrate that the MaNGA data have nearly Poisson-limited sky subtraction shortward of ~ 8500 Å and reach a typical 10σ limiting continuum surface brightness μ = 23.5 AB/arcsec-2 in a five arcsec diameter aperture in the g-band. The wavelength calibration of the MaNGA data is accurate to 5 km/s rms, with a median spatial resolution of 2.54 arcsec FWHM (1.8 kpc at the median redshift of 0.037) and a median spectral resolution of sigma = 72 km/s-1.

KW - astro-ph.IM

KW - methods: data anylsis, surveys

KW - techniques: imaging spectroscopy

KW - uploaded-in-3-months-elsewhere

UR - https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/9512

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DO - 10.3847/0004-6256/152/4/83

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VL - 152

JO - The Astronomical Journal

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ER -

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