Stellar kinematics across the Hubble sequence in the CALIFA survey: general properties and aperture corrections

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We present the stellar kinematic maps of a large sample of galaxies from the integral-field spectroscopic survey CALIFA. The sample comprises 300 galaxies displaying a wide range of morphologies across the Hubble sequence, from ellipticals to late-type spirals. This dataset allows us to homogeneously extract stellar kinematics up to several effective radii. In this paper, we describe the level of completeness of this subset of galaxies with respect to the full CALIFA sample, as well as the virtues and limitations of the kinematic extraction compared to other well-known integral-field surveys. In addition, we provide averaged integrated velocity dispersion radial profiles for different galaxy types, which are particularly useful to apply aperture corrections for single aperture measurements or poorly resolved stellar kinematics of high-redshift sources. The work presented in this paper sets the basis for the study of more general properties of galaxies that will be explored in subsequent papers of the survey.
© ESO, 2016. Artículo firmado por 34 autores. J.F.-B. from grant AYA2013-48226-C3-1-P from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). J.F.-B. and G.v.d.V. from the FP7 Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission, via the Initial Training Network DAGAL under REA grant agreement number 289313. J.M.-A. and V.W. acknowledge support from the European Research Council Starting Grant (SEDMorph P.I. V. Wild). P.S.-B. acknowledge financial support from the BASAL CATA Center for Astrophysics and Associated Technologies through grant PFB-06. R.M.G.D. from grant AYA2014-57490-P. R.G.-B, R.M.G.D. and E.P. acknowledge support from the project JA-FQM-2828. C.J.W. acknowledges support through the Marie Curie Career Integration Grant 303912. L.G. from the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism's Millennium Science Initiative through grant IC120009 awarded to The Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS), and CONICYT through FONDECYT grant 3140566. I.M. from grant AYA2013-42227-P.
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