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Hi There,

I am doing a student research and I am querying the DES DR1 Galaxy table and don´t get galaxies with r greater than 17.7. Is this due to some saturation limit? Or is there something wrong in my query?
asked Nov 27, 2019 by anonymous | 36 views

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Hi Kat, thanks for reaching out.

What is your exact query? I just tried

select mag_auto_r from des_dr1.galaxies where mag_auto_r<99 and snr_r>10

and get 7890443 rows, whose histogram looks like this:


I've marked 17.7 with a vertical line. So, there are some galaxies brighter than that, but not many. See also Fig. 10 in the DES DR1 paper: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018ApJS..239...18A/abstract

Hope this helps. Let us know if we can help more.


answered Nov 27, 2019 by datalab (7,920 points)
edited Nov 28, 2019 by datalab

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