We present the H I-MaNGA programme of H I follow-up for the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) survey. MaNGA, which is part of the Fourth phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys, is in the process of obtaining integral field unit spectroscopy for a sample of ̃10 000 nearby galaxies. We give an overview of the H I 21cm radio follow-up observing plans and progress and present data for the first 331 galaxies observed in the 2016 observing season at the Robert C. Bryd Green Bank Telescope. We also provide a cross-match of the current MaNGA (DR15) sample with publicly available H I data from the Arecibo Legacy Fast Arecibo L-band Feed Array survey. The addition of H I data to the MaNGA data set will strengthen the survey's ability to address several of its key science goals that relate to the gas content of galaxies, while also increasing the legacy of this survey for all extragalactic science.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- September 2019
- galaxies: ISM;
- radio lines: galaxies;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- 11 pages, 7 figures. MNRAS accepted version