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Bright galaxies in the Fornax cluster. Automated galaxy surface photometry - VII

Disney, Michael John, Phillipps, S., Davies, Jonathan, Cawson, M.G.M. and Kibblewhite, E.J. 1990. Bright galaxies in the Fornax cluster. Automated galaxy surface photometry - VII. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 245 , pp. 175-181.

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We have determined surface-brightness profiles for all galaxies down to magnitude B=16 in the central region of the Fornax cluster. Using redshift data, we have determined the distributions of surface brightnesses for both the whole sample and for cluster disc galaxies only. Although both distributions peak at extrapolated central surface brightnesses ~21.7B mag/arcsec2 (the canonical result), it is shown that they are, in fact, consistent with very broad distributions of disc central surface brightness once selection effects and the effects of bulge contamination of the profile are taken into account. This is in agreement with the conclusion drawn from fainter samples of galaxies in the cluster area. In addition, we confirm that the vast majority of disc galaxies have scalelengths less than 2 kpc.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0035-8711
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Date of Acceptance: 6 February 1990
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:27

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