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The lowest surface brightness disc galaxy known

Davies, Jonathan Ivor, Phillipps, S. and Disney, Michael John 1988. The lowest surface brightness disc galaxy known. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 231 , pp. 69-74.

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The authors report the discovery of a galaxy with a prominent bulge and a dominant extremely low surface brightness disc component. The profile of this galaxy is very similar to the recently discovered giant low surface brightness galaxy Malin 1. The disc central surface brightness is found to be ≡26.4 Rμ, some 1.5 mag fainter than Malin 1 and thus by far the lowest yet observed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: brightness distribution, disk galaxies, galactic radiation, data reduction, galactic clusters, radial distribution
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0035-8711
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:27

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