Updated 34-band Photometry for the SINGS/KINGFISH Samples of Nearby Galaxies

D. A. Dale, D. O. Cook, H. Roussel, J. A. Turner, L. Armus, A. D. Bolatto, M. Boquien, M. J.I. Brown, D. Calzetti, I. De Looze, M. Galametz, K. D. Gordon, B. A. Groves, T. H. Jarrett, G. Helou, R. Herrera-Camus, J. L. Hinz, L. K. Hunt, R. C. Kennicutt, E. J. MurphyA. Rest, K. M. Sandstrom, J. D.T. Smith, F. S. Tabatabaei, C. D. Wilson

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We present an update to the ultraviolet-to-radio database of global broadband photometry for the 79 nearby galaxies that comprise the union of the KINGFISH (Key Insights on Nearby Galaxies: A Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel) and SINGS (Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey) samples. The 34-band data set presented here includes contributions from observational work carried out with a variety of facilities including GALEX, SDSS, Pan-STARRS1, NOAO, 2MASS, Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, Spitzer, Herschel, Planck, JCMT, and the VLA. Improvements of note include recalibrations of previously published SINGS BVR C I C and KINGFISH far-infrared/submillimeter photometry. Similar to previous results in the literature, an excess of submillimeter emission above model predictions is seen primarily for low-metallicity dwarf or irregular galaxies. This 33-band photometric data set for the combined KINGFISH+SINGS sample serves as an important multiwavelength reference for the variety of galaxies observed at low redshift. A thorough analysis of the observed spectral energy distributions is carried out in a companion paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number90
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017


  • ISM: general Supporting material: extended figure
  • galaxies: ISM
  • galaxies: photometry
  • infrared: ISM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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