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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2002MNRAS.329..513D The SAURON project - II. Sample and early results P. Tim de Zeeuw, M. Bureau, Eric Emsellem, R. Bacon, C. Marcella Carollo, Y. Copin, Roger L. Davies, Harald Kuntschner, Bryan W. Miller, G. Monnet, Reynier F. Peletier and E.K. Verolme ABSTRACT Early results are reported from the SAURON survey of the kinematics and stellar populations of a representative sample of nearby E, S0 and Sa galaxies. The survey is aimed at determining the intrinsic shape of the galaxies, their orbital structure, the mass-to-light ratio as a function of radius, the age and metallicity of the stellar populations, and the frequency of kinematically decoupled cores and nuclear black holes. The construction of the representative sample is described, and its properties are illustrated. A comparison with long-slit spectroscopic data establishes that the SAURON measurements are comparable to, or better than, the highest-quality determinations. Comparisons are presented for NGC 3384 and 4365, where stellar velocities and velocity dispersions are determined to a precision of 6 km s^-1^, and the h_3_ and h_4_ parameters of the line-of-sight velocity distribution to a precision of better than 0.02. Extraction of accurate gas emission-line intensities, velocities and linewidths from the data cubes is illustrated for NGC 5813. Comparisons with published line strengths for NGC 3384 and 5813 reveal uncertainties of <~ 0.1 A on the measurements of the H{beta}, Mg b and Fe5270 indices. Integral-field mapping uniquely connects measurements of the kinematics and stellar populations to the galaxy morphology. The maps presented here illustrate the rich stellar kinematics, gaseous kinematics, and line-strength distributions of early-type galaxies. The results include the discovery of a thin, edge-on, disc in NGC 3623, confirm the axisymmetric shape of the central region of M32, illustrate the LINER nucleus and surrounding counter-rotating star-forming ring in NGC 7742, and suggest a uniform stellar population in the decoupled core galaxy NGC 5813. Keywords: galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: spiral - galaxies: stellar content.
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