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J/A+A/389/795       Vertical structure of edge-on galaxies   (Bizyaev+, 2002)

Photometric parameters of edge-on galaxies from 2MASS observations. Bizyaev D., Mitronova S. <Astron. Astrophys. 389, 795 (2002)> =2002A&A...389..795B
ADC_Keywords: Galaxies, photometry ; Photometry, surface ; Photometry, infrared Keywords: galaxies: structure - galaxies: photometry Abstract: To analyze the vertical structure of edge-on galaxies, we have used images of a large uniform sample of flat galaxies that have been taken during the 2MASS all-sky survey. The photometric parameters, such as the radial scale length, the vertical scale height, and the deprojected central surface brightness of galactic disks have been obtained. We find a strong correlation between the central surface brightness and the ratio of the vertical scale height to the vertical scale length: the thinner the galaxy, the lower the central surface brightness of its disk. The vertical scale height does not increase systematically with the distance from the galaxy center in the frames of this sample. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 31 153 Photometric parameters of disks of galaxies.
See also: VII/219 : Revised Flat Galaxy Catalogue (RFGC) (Karachentsev+, 1999) B/2mass : The 2MASS database (IPAC/UMass, 2000) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- RFGC Name of the galaxy according to RFGC catalog (Cat. VII/219) 6- 11 F6.2 Mpc Dist Adopted distance 13- 17 F5.2 kpc Re Radial scale length 19- 23 F5.2 mag/arcsec+2 S0 Central surface brightness reduced to the face-on inclination in Ks band 25- 28 F4.2 kpc Z0 Vertical scale heigh 30 A1 --- Note [x] x: galaxy that belongs to the subsample (major axis > 1')
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) James Marcout, Patricia Bauer [CDS] 05-Sep-2002
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