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Low surface brightness galaxies in the Fornax Cluster - Automated galaxy surface photometry. III

Davies, Jonathan Ivor, Phillipps, S., Cawson, M. G. M., Disney, Michael John and Kibblewhite, E. J. 1988. Low surface brightness galaxies in the Fornax Cluster - Automated galaxy surface photometry. III. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 232 , pp. 239-258.

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Abstract

A sample of low surface brightness galaxies in the Fornax Cluster region which has been measured by the automated plate measuring machine is presented. Photometric parameters, namely profile shape, scale length, central brightness and total magnitude, are derived for the sample galaxies, and correlations between the parameters of low surface brightness dwarf galaxies are discussed, with particular reference to the selection limits. Contrary to previous authors, no evidence is found for a luminosity-surface brightness correlation in the sense of lower surface brightness galaxies having lower luminosities and scale sizes. In fact, the present data suggest that it is the galaxies with the largest scale lengths which are more likely to be of very low surface brightness. In addition, the larger scale length galaxies occur preferentially towards the center of the Cluster.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: astronomical photometry, galactic clusters, galactic radiation, luminous intensity, brightness distribution, dwarf galaxies, spatial distribution
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0035-8711
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:27
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/39261

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