Value Added Catalogs

In addition to the primary SDSS photometry and spectroscopy, there are a few extra catalogs created by our collaborators that are distributed through the SAS. These Value-Added Catalogs (VACs) are listed below, and include catalogs that were released in earlier data releases.

MaNGA Firefly Stellar Populations

Scientific Analysis Catalog

Catalog of stellar population properties of MaNGA galaxies, as measured by the FIREFLY spectral fitting code

Justus Neumann, Daniel Thomas, Claudia Maraston, Lewis Hill, Jianhui Lian, Johan Comparat, Violeta Gonzalez-Perez, Kyle Westfall

Catalog Data

This dataset appears in DR17 SkyServer and CasJobs in the following tables:


The MaNGA Firefly Stellar Populations value added catalog is based on the MaNGA data analysis pipeline (DAP; Westfall et al. 2019) output and extends through stellar population model fitting. It complements the DAP by providing higher-order and model-based data products, using the FIREFLY spectral fitting code. Included in this catalog are basic galaxy information properties (e.g., galaxy ID, galaxy mass), global parameters (e.g., central age), gradient parameters (e.g., age gradient) and spatially resolved quantities (e.g., 2-D age maps). Examples of analysis of Firefly stellar populations can be found in e.g. Goddard et al. (2017b) and Parikh et al. (2018). The DR17 version of this VAC is described in Neumann et al. (2022). This VAC is also available through Marvin. We recommend that you always use the latest updated catalog (DR17), but previous versions of the MaNGA Firefly value added catalog are still available. The DR15 version of the VAC can be accessed on the SAS here, and the DR14 version can be accessed here. Data models are available here.

Catalog last modified: 2022-06-16 05:13:21

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