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The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster survey (GUViCS) I : the UV luminosity function of the central 12 sq. deg

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The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster Survey (GUViCS) is a complete blind survey of the Virgo cluster covering similar to 40 sq. deg in the far UV (FUV, lambda(eff) = 1539 angstrom, Delta lambda = 442 angstrom) and similar to 120 sq. deg in the near UV (NUV, lambda(eff) = 2316 angstrom, Delta lambda = 1060 angstrom). The goal of the survey is to study the ultraviolet (UV) properties of galaxies in a rich cluster environment, spanning a wide luminosity range from giants to dwarfs, and regardless of prior knowledge of their star formation activity. The UV data will be combined with those in other bands (optical: NGVS; far-infrared - submm: HeViCS; HI: ALFALFA) and with our multizone chemo-spectrophotometric models of galaxy evolution to make a complete and exhaustive study of the effects of the environment on the evolution of galaxies in high density regions. We present here the scientific objectives of the survey, describing the observing strategy and briefly discussing different data reduction techniques. Using UV data already in-hand for the central 12 sq. deg we determine the FUV and NUV luminosity functions of the Virgo cluster core for all cluster members and separately for early-and late-type galaxies and compare it to the one obtained in the field and other nearby clusters (Coma, A1367). This analysis shows that the FUV and NUV luminosity functions of the core of the Virgo clusters are flatter (alpha similar to -1.1) than those determined in Coma and A1367. We discuss the possible origin of this difference.
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galaxies: evolution, galaxies: fundamental parameters, galaxies: clusters: individual: Virgo, ultraviolet: galaxies, galaxies: luminosity function, mass function, DIGITAL SKY SURVEY, EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES, DWARF ELLIPTIC GALAXIES, FAST ALPHA SURVEY, BAND SURFACE PHOTOMETRY, HI SOURCE CATALOG, STAR-FORMATION, COMA CLUSTER, NEARBY CLUSTERS, DATA RELEASE

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Boselli, A, S Boissier, S Heinis, et al. “The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster Survey (GUViCS) I : the UV Luminosity Function of the Central 12 Sq. Deg.” ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 528 (2011): n. pag. Print.
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Boselli, A., Boissier, S., Heinis, S., Cortese, L., Ilbert, O., Hughes, T., Cucciati, O., et al. (2011). The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster survey (GUViCS) I : the UV luminosity function of the central 12 sq. deg. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 528.
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Boselli, A, S Boissier, S Heinis, L Cortese, O Ilbert, T Hughes, O Cucciati, et al. 2011. “The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster Survey (GUViCS) I : the UV Luminosity Function of the Central 12 Sq. Deg.” Astronomy & Astrophysics 528.
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Boselli, A, S Boissier, S Heinis, L Cortese, O Ilbert, T Hughes, O Cucciati, J Davies, L Ferrarese, R Giovanelli, MP Haynes, Maarten Baes, C Balkowski, N Brosch, SC Chapman, V Charmandaris, MS Clemens, A Dariush, Ilse De Looze, SD Alighieri, PA Duc, PR Durrell, E Emsellem, T Erben, Jacopo Fritz, DA Garcia-Appadoo, G Gavazzi, M Grossi, A Jordan, KM Hess, M Huertas-Company, LK Hunt, BR Kent, DG Lambas, A Lancon, LA MacArthur, SC Madden, L Magrini, S Mei, E Momjian, RP Olowin, E Papastergis, MWL Smith, JM Solanes, O Spector, K Spekkens, JE Taylor, C Valotto, W van Driel, Joris Verstappen, C Vlahakis, B Vollmer, and EM Xilouris. 2011. “The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster Survey (GUViCS) I : the UV Luminosity Function of the Central 12 Sq. Deg.” Astronomy & Astrophysics 528.
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Boselli A, Boissier S, Heinis S, Cortese L, Ilbert O, Hughes T, et al. The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster survey (GUViCS) I : the UV luminosity function of the central 12 sq. deg. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS. 2011;528.
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A. Boselli et al., “The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster survey (GUViCS) I : the UV luminosity function of the central 12 sq. deg,” ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, vol. 528, 2011.
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  author       = {Boselli, A and Boissier, S and Heinis, S and Cortese, L and Ilbert, O and Hughes, T and Cucciati, O and Davies, J and Ferrarese, L and Giovanelli, R and Haynes, MP and Baes, Maarten and Balkowski, C and Brosch, N and Chapman, SC and Charmandaris, V and Clemens, MS and Dariush, A and De Looze, Ilse and Alighieri, SD and Duc, PA and Durrell, PR and Emsellem, E and Erben, T and Fritz, Jacopo and Garcia-Appadoo, DA and Gavazzi, G and Grossi, M and Jordan, A and Hess, KM and Huertas-Company, M and Hunt, LK and Kent, BR and Lambas, DG and Lancon, A and MacArthur, LA and Madden, SC and Magrini, L and Mei, S and Momjian, E and Olowin, RP and Papastergis, E and Smith, MWL and Solanes, JM and Spector, O and Spekkens, K and Taylor, JE and Valotto, C and van Driel, W and Verstappen, Joris and Vlahakis, C and Vollmer, B and Xilouris, EM},
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  title        = {The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster survey (GUViCS) I : the UV luminosity function of the central 12 sq. deg},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201016389},
  volume       = {528},
  year         = {2011},
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