Top: Gini-M20 diagram for the final sample of starburst and main sequence galaxies analyzed in this work (in red filled circles and blue empty squares, respectively). Galaxies above the black continuous line are morphological mergers, according to Lotz et al. (2008). The typical uncertainties of Gini and M20 are shown by the representative error bars in the lower left corner. Bottom: histogram distribution (for SBs and MS) of the mergerness parameter, defined as the difference between the measured Gini coefficient and that required to classify the galaxy as a morphological merger. It shows that the majority of galaxies classified as mergers according to this criterion are also starbursts.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.