The SAMI Galaxy Survey: the third and final data release

Croom, Scott M.; Owers, Matt S.; Scott, Nicholas; Poetrodjojo, Henry; Groves, Brent; van de Sande, Jesse; Barone, Tania M.; Cortese, Luca; D'Eugenio, Francesco; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Bryant, Julia; Oh, Sree; Brough, Sarah; Agostino, James; Casura, Sarah; Catinella, Barbara; Colless, Matthew; Cecil, Gerald; Davies, Roger L.; Drinkwater, Michael J.; Driver, Simon P.; Ferreras, Ignacio; Foster, Caroline; Fraser-McKelvie, Amelia; Lawrence, Jon; Leslie, Sarah K.; Liske, Jochen; López-Sánchez, Ángel R.; Lorente, Nuria P. F.; McElroy, Rebecca; Medling, Anne M.; Obreschkow, Danail; Richards, Samuel N.; Sharp, Rob; Sweet, Sarah M.; Taranu, Dan S.; Taylor, Edward N.; Tescari, Edoardo; Thomas, Adam D.; Tocknell, James; Vaughan, Sam P.
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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We have entered a new era where integral-field spectroscopic surveys of galaxies are sufficiently large to adequately sample large-scale structure over a cosmologically significant volume. This was the primary design goal of the SAMI Galaxy Survey. Here, in Data Release 3, we release data for the full sample of 3068 unique galaxies observed. This includes the SAMI cluster sample of 888 unique galaxies for the first time. For each galaxy, there are two primary spectral cubes covering the blue (370-570 nm) and red (630-740 nm) optical wavelength ranges at spectral resolving power of R = 1808 and 4304, respectively. For each primary cube, we also provide three spatially binned spectral cubes and a set of standardized aperture spectra. For each galaxy, we include complete 2D maps from parametrized fitting to the emission-line and absorption-line spectral data. These maps provide information on the gas ionization and kinematics, stellar kinematics and populations, and more. All data are available online through Australian Astronomical Optics Data Central.
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Traces of Galaxy Formation: Stellar populations, Dynamics and Morphology

We are a large, diverse, and very active research group aiming to provide a comprehensive picture for the formation of galaxies in the Universe. Rooted in detailed stellar population analysis, we are constantly exploring and developing new tools and ideas to understand how galaxies came to be what we now observe.

Martín Navarro