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27 February 2012

The clustering of galaxies as a function of their photometrically-estimated atomic gas content

Authors: Li, C., et al.

The paper (link) introduces a new estimate for the mass of HI gas, based on a few photometric quantities: stellar mass, color, surface density, and color gradient. This mass estimate is then being applied to a large sample from SDSS, to study the clustering dependence on the HI fraction. The results are compared to recent SAMs from the Munich group, showing that the models disagree with the observations mostly at low stellar masses.

1 comment:

  1. It is not clear why the scatter added to galaxies in Fig. 4, is being applied to the observed mass, and not to the mass given by the model.