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Galaxies 2018, 6(2), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/galaxies6020064

A Catalog of Photometric Redshift and the Distribution of Broad Galaxy Morphologies

Department of Math and Computer Science, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
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Received: 4 April 2018 / Revised: 31 May 2018 / Accepted: 8 June 2018 / Published: 11 June 2018
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We created a catalog of photometric redshift of ∼3,000,000 SDSS galaxies annotated by their broad morphology. The photometric redshift was optimized by testing and comparing several pattern recognition algorithms and variable selection strategies, and was trained and tested on a subset of the galaxies in the catalog that had spectra. The galaxies in the catalog have i magnitude brighter than 18 and Petrosian radius greater than 5.5. The majority of these objects are not included in previous SDSS photometric redshift catalogs such as the photoz table of SDSS DR12. Analysis of the catalog shows that the number of galaxies in the catalog that are visually spiral increases until redshift of ∼0.085, where it peaks and starts to decrease. It also shows that the number of spiral galaxies compared to elliptical galaxies drops as the redshift increases. View Full-Text
Keywords: galaxies: statistics; galaxies: spiral; catalogs; methods: data analysis galaxies: statistics; galaxies: spiral; catalogs; methods: data analysis
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