A morphological study of galaxies in ZwCl0024+1652, a galaxy cluster at redshift z ̃ 0.4

DOI: 
10.1093/mnras/stz427
Publication date: 
01/02/2019
Main author: 
Amado, Zeleke Beyoro
IAA authors: 
Pović, Mirjana
Authors: 
Amado, Zeleke Beyoro;Pović, Mirjana;Sánchez-Portal, Miguel;Tessema, S. B.;Bongiovanni, Ángel;Cepa, Jordi;Cerviño, Miguel;González-Serrano, J. Ignacio;Nadolny, Jakub;Garcia, Ana Maria Pérez;Pérez-Martinez, Ricardo;Pintos-Castro, Irene
Journal: 
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Pages: 
1528-1545
Abstract: 
The well-known cluster of galaxies ZwCl0024+1652 at z ̃ 0.4, lacks an in-depth morphological classification of its central region. While previous studies provide a visual classification of a patched area, we used the public code called galaxy Support Vector Machine (galSVM) and HST/ACS data as well as WFP2 master catalogue to automatically classify all cluster members up to 1 Mpc. galSVM analyses galaxy morphologies through Support Vector Machine (SVM). From the 231 cluster galaxies, we classified 97 as early-types (ET) and 83 as late-types (LT). The remaining 51 stayed unclassified (or undecided, UD). By cross-matching our results with the existing visual classification, we found an agreement of 81%. In addition to previous Zwcl0024 morphological classifications, 121 of our galaxies were classified for the first time in this work. In addition, we tested the location of classified galaxies on the standard morphological diagrams, colour-colour and colour-magnitude diagrams. Out of all cluster members, ̃ 20% are emission line galaxies (ELG), taking into account previous GLACE results. We have verified that the ET fraction is slightly higher near the cluster core and decreases with the clustercentric distance, while the opposite trend has been observed for LT galaxies. We found higher fraction of ET (54 %) than LT (46 %) throughout the analysed central region, as expected. In addition, we analysed the correlation between the five morphological parameters (Abraham concentration, Bershady-Concelice concentration, Asymmetry, Gini and M20 moment of light) and clustercentric distance, without finding a clear trend. Finally, as a result of our work, the morphological catalogue of 231 galaxies containing all the measured parameters and the final classification is available in the electronic form of this paper.
Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85062822074&doi=10.1093%2fmnras%2fstz427&partnerID=40&md5=2d9576d9143b68e314a93537437955b7
ADS Bibcode: 
2019MNRAS.485.1528A
Keywords: 
ZwCl0024+1652;galaxy;cluster;Morphology;Early-Type;Late-Type;galSVM-Morphological fraction;Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies