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1998AJ....116.2672L - Astron. J., 116, 2672-2681 (1998/December-0)

The interchangeability of CO and H I in the Tully-Fisher relation.

LAVEZZI T.E. and DICKEY J.M.

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We investigate the viability and precision of using 12CO (J = 1 ⟶ 0) emission lines from galaxies in lieu of 21 cm emission in the Tully-Fisher distance indicator (TF). Here we combine CO data gathered specifically for Tully-Fisher analysis with I-band photometry (both new and from the literature) for cluster galaxies between 3500 and 8000 km.s–1 and compare the luminosity-line width relation using CO with the results of recent, large TF surveys using H I and Hα. We cull some CO data as suggested by previously published numerical simulations and find that CO line widths, with corrections for turbulence and noise-broadening on the order of 35 km.s–1, behave identically to H I and Hα in luminosity-line width analyses. We also examine the relation between CO line shapes and other parameters of the galaxies. Key words: distance scale – galaxies: distances and redshifts – galaxies: spiral


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Journal keyword(s): Cosmology: Distance Scale - Galaxies: Distances and Redshifts - Galaxies: Spiral

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