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Volume 400, Number 2, March III 2003
Page(s) 451 - 455
Section Galactic structure and dynamics
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20030026


A&A 400, 451-455 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20030026

Introducing GOLDMine: A new galaxy database on the WEB

G. Gavazzi1, A. Boselli2, A. Donati1, P. Franzetti3, 1 and M. Scodeggio3

1  Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza delle scienze 3, 20126 Milano, Italy
    e-mail: alessandro.donati@mib.infn.it
2  Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Traverse du Siphon, 13376 Marseille Cedex 12, France
    e-mail: alessandro.boselli@oamp.fr
3  Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR, via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano, Italy
    e-mail: paolo@mi.iasf.cnr.it;marcos@mi.iasf.cnr.it

(Received 15 October 2002 / Accepted 11 December 2002 )

Abstract
The new World Wide Web site "GOLDMine" (Galaxy On Line Database Milano Network) (http:// goldmine.mib.infn.it) contains a multiwavelength data-base of an optically selected sample of 3267 galaxies in the Virgo cluster and in the Coma Supercluster. It is designed for professional astronomers who wish to find data and images for these galaxies. Data gathered in 15 years of observational campaigns by the authors or taken from the literature include general parameters (catalogue names, celestial coordinates, morphological type, recessional velocity etc.), multiwavelength continuum photometry (total  UV, U, B, V, J, H, K, FIR and radio magnitudes/flux densities), line photometry (HI, H 2, H $\alpha$), dynamical parameters (rotational velocity from the HI and H $\alpha$ lines, velocity dispersion) and structural parameters (light concentration index, effective radius and brightness, asymptotic magnitude) in the optical ( B and  V) and Near Infrared ( H or  K) bands. Images include finding charts, optical ( B and  V), H $\alpha$, Near Infrared ( H and/or  K) and true color RGB frames (when available). Radial light profiles obtained from the B, V, H or  K band images are also available. Integrated optical spectra along with broad Spectral Energy Distributions (SED) from the  UV to the radio domain are given. All images can be obtained in JPG format, but the original (reduced) FITS images can be downloaded as well. The database will be updated regularly and will be extended to other local clusters and superclusters. Astronomers who wish to have their images included in GOLDMine are strongly encouraged to send us their material.


Key words: atlases -- galaxies: general

Offprint request: G. Gavazzi, giuseppe.gavazzi@mib.infn.it

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