The NICMOS Snapshot Survey of Nearby Galaxies

T. Boker, D. Calzetti, W. Sparks, D. Axon, L. E. Bergeron, H. Bushouse, L. Colina, D. Daou, D. Gilmore, S. Holfeltz, J. MacKenty, L. Mazzuca (+9 others)
1999 Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series  
We present "snapshot" observations with the NearInfrared Camera and MultiObject Spectrometer (NICMOS) on board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) of 94 nearby galaxies from the Revised Shapley Ames Catalog. Images with 0.2 as resolution were obtained in two filters, a broad-band continuum filter (F160W, roughly equivalent to the H-band) and a narrow band filter centered on the Paschen alpha line (F187N or F190N, depending on the galaxy redshift) with the 51x51 as field of view of the NICMOS
more » ... of the NICMOS camera 3. A first-order continuum subtraction is performed, and the resulting line maps and integrated Paschen alpha line fluxes are presented. A statistical analysis indicates that the average Paschen alpha surface brightness {\bf in the central regions} is highest in early-type (Sa-Sb) spirals.
doi:10.1086/313253 fatcat:hhe6v5rsqbgqbpm7zb2of5eiwm