The Structure of Galaxies: I. Surface Photometry Techniques

Дата и время публикации : 2012-03-12T18:30:50Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
James Schombert (Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Oregon)
Anna K. Smith (Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Oregon)

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Коментарии к cтатье: 44 pages, 19 figures, accepted by PASA (Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia). arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1107.1728
Первичная категория: astro-ph.IM

Все категории : astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.GA

Краткий обзор статьи: This project uses the 2MASS all-sky image database to study the structure of galaxies over a range of luminosities, sizes and morphological types. This first paper in this series will outline the techniques, reliability and data products to our surface photometry program. Our program will analyze all acceptable galaxies (meeting our criteria for isolation from companions and bright stars) from the Revised Shapley-Ames and Uppsala galaxy catalogs. Resulting photometry and surface brightness profiles are released using a transparent scheme of data storage which includes not only all the processed data but knowledge of the processing steps and calibrating parameters.

Category: Physics