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1994A&AS..106..451D - Astron. Astrophys., Suppl. Ser., 106, 451-504 (1994/September-0)

Near-infrared and optical broadband surface photometry of 86 face-on disk dominated galaxies. I. Selection, observations and data reduction.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present accurate surface photometry in the B, V, R, I, H and K passbands of 86 spiral galaxies. The galaxies in this statistically complete sample of undisturbed spirals were selected from the UGC to have minimum diameters of 2' and minor over major axis ratios larger than 0.625. This sample has been selected in such a way that it can be used to represent a volume limited sample. The observation and reduction techniques are described in detail, especially the not often used driftscan technique for CCDs and the relatively new techniques using near-infrared (near-IR) arrays. For each galaxy we present radial profiles of surface brightness. Using these profiles we calculated the integrated magnitudes of the galaxies in the different passbands. We performed internal and external consistency checks for the magnitudes as well as the luminosity profiles. The internal consistency is well within the estimated errors. Comparisons with other authors indicate that measurements from photographic plates can show large deviations in the zero-point magnitude. Our surface brightness profiles agree within the errors with other CCD measurements. The comparison of integrated magnitudes shows a large scatter, but a consistent zero-point. These measurements will be used in a series of forthcoming papers to discuss central surface brightnesses, scalelengths, colors and color gradients of disks of spiral galaxies.

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Journal keyword(s): surveys - galaxies: fundamental parameters - galaxies: photometry - galaxies: spiral - galaxies: structure

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+AS/106/451): tables 1 to 7, profiles, params>

Errata: erratum 1994 A&AS 107, p. 419

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