SPARC is a database of 175 late-type galaxies (spirals and irregulars) with Spitzer photometry at 3.6 mu (tracing the stellar mass distribution) and high-quality HI/Ha rotation curves (tracing the gravitational potential out to large radii). SPARC spans a wide range in stellar masses (5 dex), surface brightnesses (4 dex), and gas fractions. On this webpage you can download SPARC data and access our scientific publications.
If you are using data from this website in your scientific publications, please cite the SPARC master paper.
"Testing Verlinde's Emergent Gravity with the Radial Acceleration Relation''
Lelli F., McGaugh S. S., Schombert J. M. 2017, MNRAS in press (ADS)
"One law to rule them all: the radial acceleration relation of galaxies''
Lelli F., McGaugh S. S., Schombert J. M., Pawlowski M.S. 2017, ApJ, 836, 152 (ADS)
"Testing feedback-modified dark matter haloes with galaxy rotation curves: estimation of halo parameters and consistency with LCDM''
Katz H., Lelli F., McGaugh S. S., Di Cintio A., Brook C. B., Schombert J. M. 2017, MNRAS, 466, 1648 (ADS)
"The radial acceleration relation in rotationally supported galaxies''
McGaugh S. S., Lelli F., Schombert J. M. 2016, PRL, 117, 201101 (ADS)
Viewpoint by PRL Editor Arthur Kosowsky.
"SPARC: Mass models for 175 disk galaxies with Spitzer Photometry and Accurate Rotation Curves''
Lelli F., McGaugh S. S., Schombert J. M. 2016, AJ, 152, 157 (ADS)
"The relation between stellar and dynamical surface densities in the central regions of disk galaxies"
Lelli F., McGaugh S. S., Schombert J. M., Pawlowski M. S. 2016, ApJL, 827, 19 (ADS)
"The small scatter of the baryonic Tully-Fisher relation''
Lelli F., McGaugh S. S., Schombert J. M. 2016, ApJL, 816, L14 (ADS)