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2008ApJ...678..168B - Astrophys. J., 678, 168-178 (2008/May-1)

Optical surface brightness fluctuations of shell galaxies toward 100 mpc.


Abstract (from CDS):

We measure F814W surface brightness fluctuations (SBFs) for a sample of distant shell galaxies with radial velocities ranging from 4000 to 8000 km/s. The distance at galaxies is then evaluated by using the SBF method. For this purpose, theoretical SBF magnitudes for the HST ACS filters are computed for single-burst stellar populations covering a wide range of ages (t=1.5-14 Gyr) and metallicities (Z=0.008-0.04). Using these stellar population models, we provide the first M{d1}F814W versus (F475W-F814W)0 calibration and we extend the previous M1 versus (B-I)0color relation to colors (B-I)0≤2.0 mag. Coupling our SBF measurements with the theoretical calibration we derive distances with a statistical uncertainty of ∼8%, and systematic error of ∼6%. The procedure developed to analyze data ensures that the indetermination due to possible unmasked residual shells is well below ∼12%. The results suggest that optical SBFs can be measured at d≥100 Mpc with HST ACS imaging. SBF-based distances coupled with recession velocities corrected for peculiar motion, allow us obtain H0=76±6 (statistical) ±5 (systematic) km/s/Mpc.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Distances and Redshifts - Galaxies: Elliptical and Lenticular, cD - Galaxies: Photometry

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