We present the Advanced Camera for Surveys General Catalog (ACS-GC), a photometric and morphological database using publicly available data obtained with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. The goal of the ACS-GC database is to provide a large statistical sample of galaxies with reliable structural and distance measurements to probe the evolution of galaxies over a wide range of look-back times. The ACS-GC includes approximately 470,000 astronomical sources (stars + galaxies) derived from the AEGIS, COSMOS, GEMS, and GOODS surveys. GALAPAGOS was used to construct photometric (SEXTRACTOR) and morphological (GALFIT) catalogs. The analysis assumes a single Sérsic model for each object to derive quantitative structural parameters. We include publicly available redshifts from the DEEP2, COMBO-17, TKRS, PEARS, ACES, CFHTLS, and zCOSMOS surveys to supply redshifts (spectroscopic and photometric) for a considerable fraction (74%) of the imaging sample. The ACS-GC includes color postage stamps, GALFIT residual images, and photometry, structural parameters, and redshifts combined into a single catalog.
- galaxies: evolution
- galaxies: photometry
- galaxies: structure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science
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Griffith, R. L. (Creator), Cooper, M. C. (Creator), Newman, J. A. (Creator), Moustakas, L. A. (Creator), Stern, D. (Creator), Comerford, J. M. (Creator), Davis, M. (Creator), Lotz, J. M. (Creator), Barden, M. (Creator), Conselice, C. J. (Creator), Capak, P. L. (Creator), Faber, S. M. (Creator), Kirkpatrick, J. D. (Creator), Koekemoer, A. M. (Creator), Koo, D. C. (Creator), Noeske, K. G. (Creator), Scoville, N. (Creator), Sheth, K. (Creator), Shopbell, P. (Creator), Willmer, C. N. (Contributor) & Weiner, B. J. (Creator), Centre de Donnees Strasbourg (CDS), 2015