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The surface brightness and distance of Dwingeloo 1

Phillipps, S. and Davies, Jonathan Ivor 1997. The surface brightness and distance of Dwingeloo 1. Astronomy & Astrophysics 327 (3) , pp. 963-965.

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The Tully-Fisher distance to the galaxy Dwingeloo 1, recently discovered very close to the Galactic Plane, is highly uncertain because of the range of possible foreground extinction values which have been suggested. We show that very high values of AB ($\sim 10$ magnitudes) or low values ($\sim 4$ magnitudes) are unreasonable since the intrinsic surface brightness implied for Dwingeloo 1 would be unrealistically high or low for a mid type disc galaxy. Obtaining 'normal' surface brightness values requires AB close to 6 magnitudes. We therefore concur with distance estimates which suggest values $\sim 3$ Mpc.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: galaxies: individual: Dwingeloo 1 - galaxies: distances and redshifts - galaxies: photometry - dust, extinction
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 16/04/2014)
Publisher: EDP Sciences
ISSN: 1432-0746
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 11 May 2023 20:39

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