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SDSS-IV MaNGA: Bar pattern speed estimates with the Tremaine-Weinberg method and their error sources

Garma-Oehmichen, L; Cano-Díaz, M; Hernández-Toledo, H; Aquino-Ort’iz, E; Valenzuela, O; Aguerri, J A L; Sánchez, S F; Merrifield, M

Authors

L Garma-Oehmichen

M Cano-Díaz

H Hernández-Toledo

E Aquino-Ort’iz

O Valenzuela

J A L Aguerri

S F Sánchez

M Merrifield



Abstract

Estimating the bar pattern speed (Ωbar) is one of the main challenges faced in understanding the role of stellar bars in galaxy dynamical evolution. This work aims to characterise different uncertainty sources affecting the Tremaine Weinberg (TW)-method to study the correlation between bar and galaxies physical parameters. We use a sample of 15 MaNGA SDSS-IV galaxies and 3 CALIFA galaxies from Aguerri et al. (2015). We studied the errors related with (i) galaxy centre determination, (ii) disc position angle (PA) emphasising the difficulties triggered by outer non-axisymmetric structures besides the bar, (iii) the slits length and (iv) the spatial resolution. In average, the PA uncertainties range ∼15%⁠, the slit length ∼9% and the centring error ∼5%⁠. Reducing the spatial resolution increases the sensitivity to the PA error. Through Monte Carlo simulations, we estimate the probability distribution of the R bar speed parameter. The present sample is composed of 7 slow, 4 fast and 7 ultrafast bars, with no trend with morphological types. Although uncertainties and low sample numbers may mask potential correlations between physical properties, we present a discussion of them: We observe an anti-correlation of Ωbar with the bar length and the stellar mass, suggesting that massive galaxies tend to host longer and slower bars. We also observe a correlation of the molecular gas fraction with R⁠, and a weak anti-correlation with Ωbar, suggesting that bars rotate slower in gaseous discs. Confirmation of such trends awaits future studies.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 5, 2019
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Garma-Oehmichen, L., Cano-Díaz, M., Hernández-Toledo, H., Aquino-Ort’iz, E., Valenzuela, O., Aguerri, J. A. L., …Merrifield, M. (2019). SDSS-IV MaNGA: Bar pattern speed estimates with the Tremaine-Weinberg method and their error sources. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz3101
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz3101
Keywords galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: structure - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: statistics
Publisher URL https://academic.oup.com/mnras/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mnras/stz3101/5613396

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