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2000A&AS..142..347D - Astron. Astrophys., Suppl. Ser., 142, 347-352 (2000/March-2)

The stellar content and distance to the nearby blue compact dwarf galaxy NGC 6789.


Abstract (from CDS):

In this paper we present the results of a detailed B, V, R, I, and Hα study of the isolated nearby blue compact dwarf (BCD) galaxy NGC 6789. The observed galaxy has not yet been resolved into stars up to now. On CCD frames obtained with 6m BTA telescope and 2.5m Nordic telescope the galaxy is well resolved. Its colour-magnitude diagram confirms the two component (core-halo) galaxy morphology, which consists of two stellar populations distinct in structure and colour: an inner high surface-brightness young population within 150pc from the center of the galaxy, and a relatively low surface-brightness intermediate-age population extending out to at least 600pc. The distance to the galaxy, estimated from the tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) is 2.1Mpc which places NGC 6789 close to the Local Group. From the mean colour of the RGB, the mean metal abundance of the halo population is estimated as [Fe/H]≃-1dex.

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Journal keyword(s): nearby galaxies: dwarf galaxies (NGC 6789): distance moduli: star content

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+AS/142/347): table2.dat>

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