Monday, October 06, 2008

Recent astrophysics papers and preprints

A non-exhaustive list of recent papers and preprints I thought interesting.

Are Optically Selected Quasars Universally X-Ray Luminous? X-Ray–UV Relations in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasars
Robert R. Gibson, W. N. Brandt, and Donald P. Schneider, The Astrophysical Journal, 685:773–786, 2008.

Outliers from the Mass-Metallicity Relation. I. A Sample of Metal-Rich Dwarf Galaxies from SDSS
Molly S. Peeples, Richard W. Pogge, and K. Z. Stanek, The Astrophysical Journal, 685:904–914, 2008

Kinematical & Chemical Characteristics of the Thin and Thick Disks
Rosemary F.G. Wyse, arXiv:0809.4516v1 [astro-ph]
Comments: 12 pages, 4 figures; review at IAU Symposium 254, `The Galaxy Disk in Cosmological Context', Copenhagen, June 2008, eds J. Andersen, J. Bland-Hawthorn & B. Nordstrom

A diatribe on expanding space
J.A. Peacock, arXiv:0809.4573v1 [astro-ph]
Comments: 4 pages, plain TeX. Not submitted to any journal

Suzaku Observations of the Circinus galaxy
Y. Yang, A. S. Wilson, G. Matt, Y. Terashima, L. J. Greenhill, arXiv:0809.4656v1 [astro-ph]
Comments: ApJ accepted

X-ray Halo Around the Spiral Galaxy NGC 4631 Observed with Suzaku
Noriko Y. Yamasaki, Kosuke Sato, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Takaya Ohashi, arXiv:0809.0109v1 [astro-ph]
Comments: 8 pages, 11 figures, will be published in PASJ

Suzaku Observations of M82 X-1 : Detection of a Curved Hard X-ray Spectrum
Ryohei Miyawaki, Kazuo Makishima, Shinya Yamada, Poshak Gandhi, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Aya Kubota, Takeshi Tsuru, Hironori Matsumoto, arXiv:0809.3339v2 [astro-ph]
Comments: 19 pages, 9 figures, accepted in Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan

Star cluster versus field star formation in the nucleus of the prototype starburst galaxy M82
S. Barker, R. de Grijs, M. Cervino, arXiv:0804.1913v1 [astro-ph]
Comments: 10 pages, A&A, in press

Chandra Observation of the Edge-on Spiral NGC 5775: Probing the Hot Galactic Disk/Halo Connection
J. T. Li, Z. Y. Li, Q. D. Wang, J. A. Irwin, J. Rossa, arXiv:0807.3587v1 [astro-ph]
Comments: 25 pages, 10 figures, 4 tables, accepted for publication in MNRAS

A New Hubble Space Telescope Distance to NGC 1569: Starburst Properties and IC 342 Group Membership
Aaron J. Grocholski, Alessandra Aloisi, Roeland P. van der Marel, Jennifer Mack, Francesca Annibali, Luca Angeretti, Laura Greggio, Enrico V. Held, Donatella Romano, Marco Sirianni, Monica Tosi, arXiv:0808.0153v1 [astro-ph]
Comments: Submitted to ApJ Letters. 5 pages, including 4 reduced-resolution figures.

Towards an accurate model for the Antennae Galaxies
Simon J. Karl, Thorsten Naab, Peter H. Johansson, Christian Theis, Christian M. Boily, arXiv:0809.5020v1 [astro-ph]
Comments: To be published in the proceedings of the "Galactic and Stellar Dynamics 2008" conference. 4 pages, 5 figures, 1 table

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