The UV Sky: relevant publications

Relevant publications for using GALEX data and catalogs (for publications on science results, go to the entire list of publications by the P.I. )

* UV-optical matched catalogs.I: GUVcat match to Gaia DR2 and SDSS DR14
Bianchi, L., and Shiao, B. 2020, ApJS, submitted
Catalogs of UV-optical sources: GALEX GUVcat_AIS_FOV055 match with Gaia (GUVmatch_AISxGaiaDR2) and SDSS (GUVmatch_AISxSDSSdr14)

* AREAcat: A Tool to compute area coverage of major surveys: GALEX, SDSS, Pan-STARRS, Gaia
Bianchi, L., de la Vega, A., Shiao, B., and Souter, R. 2019, ApJS, 241, 14 (open access) DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/aafee8
AREAcat: a Tool to Compute Area Coverage of GALEX UV Source GUVcat and BCScat, SDSS, PanSTARRS and Gaia Catalogs in Chosen Sky Regions

* Flux re-calibration for GALEX spectra, to bring GALEX spectral fluxes on the HST standard UV scale
Bohlin, R.C., and Bianchi, L. 2019,
AJ, 157, 107 (DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aafdb8 , doi:10.17909/T9H59D, doi:10.17909/T9DX2D)
, ( arXiv:1901.06410v2 )
A Correction for GALEX UV Flux Distributions from Comparisons with CALSPEC and IUE
Get the correction tables here

* Searching for short timescale UV variability in the GALEX database: methodology and alerts
De la Vega, A., and Bianchi, L. 2018, ApJS, 238, 25 ( arXiv:1808.10455 )
Searching for Short-Timescale Variability in the Ultraviolet with the GALEX gPhoton Archive. I.: Artifacts and Spurious Periodicities

* GALEX imaging of PNe detects the faintest features
Bianchi, L. and Thilker, D. 2018, Astrophys. Space Sci.,Vol. 363, Issue 5, Article id: 85 ( )
Ultraviolet Imaging of Planetary Nebulae with GALEX

* the unique sensitivity of UV to hot white dwarfs
Bianchi, L., Keller, G., Bohlin, R.C., Barstow, M., Casewell, S. 2018, Ap&SS, Vol. 363, Issue: 8, Article id: 166 (DOI: 10.1007/s10509-018-3369-z)
Using GALEX-SDSS-PanSTARRS-HST-Gaia to Understand Post-AGB Evolution

* Correction tables to bring IUE fluxes on the HST standard UV scale
Bohlin, R.C., and Bianchi, L. 2018, AJ, AJ, 155, 162 ; arXiv : 1802.03419
(download paper and data here )
A Correction for IUE UV Flux Distributions from Comparisons with CALSPEC

* read about our new databases and projects
Bianchi, L., de la Vega, A., Shiao, B., and Bohlin, R.C. 2018, Astrophys. Space Sci. (2018) 363: 56 ( DOI: 10.1007/s10509-018-3277-2 )
New UV-source Catalogs, UV Spectral Database, UV Variables and Science Tools from the GALEX Surveys

* GUVcat: GALEX catalogs of UV sources (expanded, revised, enhanced)
Bianchi, L., Shiao, B. and Thilker, D. 2017, ApJS, 230, 24 ; arXiv:1704.05903 or ApJ Suppl 230, 24

* Bianchi, L., Shiao, B., Barstow, M., Keller, G., 2016: 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 41E.198B
Characterization of the hot white dwarfs population in the Milky Way with GALEX, SDSS, PanSTARRS, and HST, to understand post-AGB evolution

* Invited Review paper on GALEX data
Bianchi, L. 2014, in "Challenges in UV Astronomy", ApSS, 354, 103:112, DOI: 10.1007/s10509-014-1935-6 ; arXiv:1404.4882
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX). Its legacy of UV surveys, and science highlights
you may download pdf manuscript here or see the Springer online article here (open source)

* GALEX catalogs of UV sources (earlier version), BCScat (superseded by GUVcat)
Bianchi, L., Conti, A., and Shiao, B. 2014, J. Adv. Space Res. 53 (2014), pp. 900-912, DOI: ; astro-ph 1312.3281
The ultraviolet sky: An overview from the GALEX surveys. link to ASR article or download manuscript pdf or go to astro-ph 1312.3281

* First Catalog of GALEX serendipitous UV variables:
Conti, A., Bianchi, L., Chopra, N., Orio, M., and Shiao, B. 2014, J. Adv. Space Res. 53 (2014), pp. 967-972; DOI:
A database of UV Variables from the GALEX survey link to online article in Advances in Space Research or download pdf here

* Catalog of UV sources in the Magellanic Clouds : (part I)
Simons, R., Thilker, D., and Bianchi, L., 2014, J. Adv. Space Res. 53 (2014), pp.939-949 ; DOI:
The Ultraviolet View of the Magellanic Clouds from GALEX: A First Look at the LMC Source Catalog. link to online article in Advances in Space Research or download pdf here

* Review paper on GALEX results: includes useful tables for converting magntiudes and for extinction corrections for GALEX, SDSS, and other photometric systems, and GALEX results highlights
Bianchi, L., 2011, ApSS, 335, 51; DOI: 10.1007/s10509-011-0612-2 ( download pdf )
this is an invited review in "The UV Universe 2010" (St. Petersburg June 2010), editors B. Shustov, A.I. Gomez de Castro, and M. Sachkov
"GALEX and star formation"

* Early version of UV source catalogs with description of recipe and caveats, (available at this site or MAST or Vizier ;) matched GALEX-SDSS catalog, and analysis hot-star sub-catalogs with Milky Way models:
Bianchi, L., Efremova, B., Herald, J., Girardi, L, Zabot, A., Marigo, P., Martin, C, 2011, MNRAS, 411, 2770, ( doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17890.x) , (astro-ph: )
Catalogs of Milky Way Hot White Dwarf Candidates from GALEX's Ultraviolet Sky Surveys. Constraining Stellar Evolution.

* Additional statistical properties of the UV catalogs, biases of sample selections, GALEX-GSC2 matched catalog:
Bianchi, L. , Herald, J., Efremova, B., Girardi, L., Zabot, A., Marigo, P., Conti, A., Shiao, B. 2011, ApSS, 335, 161, DOI: 10.1007/s10509-010-0581-x, ``GALEX Catalogs of UV sources: Statistical properties and sample science applications: Hot White Dwarfs in the Milky Way'' link to paper in ADS or go to ApSS link download pdf here

* Catalog of z~1 QSO candidates extracted from the Bianchi+2011 catalogs:
Hutchings, J.B., and Bianchi, L. , 2010, AJ, 140, 1987
A sample of 19000 QSO Caldidates with redshift 0.5 to 2.0 download pdf or link to the AJ catalog

* Overview of GALEX's UV surveys and source classification by astrophysical class:
Bianchi, L. 2009, in "Space Astronomy: The UV Window to the Universe", APSS, 320, 11 ( DOI: 10.1007/s10509-008-9761-3 )
The Ultraviolet Sky Surveys: Filling the Gap in our View of the Universe
or download it here: pdf file

* Discovery of QSOs with anomalous FUV-NUV color: Ly_alpha enhanced?
Bianchi, L., Hutchings, J.B., Efremova, B. et al. 2009, AJ, 137, 3761 ( astro-ph arXiv:0901.1896 )
Ultraviolet Quasi Stellar Objects
download pdf file

* Early analysis of the Bianchi et al. 2011 MNRAS sample:
Bianchi, L., Efremova, B., Herald, J. et al. 2009, in "Future Directions in Ultraviolet Spectroscopy", eds.Van Steenberg et al AIPC, 1135, 326
The UV sky surveys: a roadmap for future UV missions download ps file

* On the classification of GALEX UV sources (several UV-optical color-color diagrams):
Bianchi, L., et al. 2007, ApJS, 173, 659
Statistical Properties of the GALEX/SDSS Matched Source Catalogs, and Classification of the UV Sources
download: [paper ps gzip file]

* First work on classification of GALEX UV sources from early data release:
Bianchi, L. et al. 2005, ApJ, 619, L27 [pdf file] or [link to ApJ]
Classification and Characterization of Objects from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey