Query : 2011A&A...526A.155T

2011A&A...526A.155T - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 526A, 155-155 (2011/2-1)

SDSS surface photometry of M31 with absorption corrections.


Abstract (from CDS):

The objective of this work is to obtain an extinction-corrected distribution of optical surface brightness and colour indices of the large nearby galaxy M31 using homogeneous observational data and a model for intrinsic extinction. We process the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) images in ugriz passbands and construct corresponding mosaic images, taking special care of subtracting the varying sky background. We apply the galactic model developed in Tempel et al. (2010A&A...509A..91T) and far-infrared imaging to correct the photometry for intrinsic dust effects. We obtain observed and dust-corrected distributions of the surface brightness of M31 and a map of line-of-sight extinctions inside the galaxy. Our extinction model suggests that either M31 is intrinsically non-symmetric along the minor axis or the dust properties differ from those of the Milky Way. Assuming the latter case, we present the surface brightness distributions and integral photometry for the Sloan filters as well as the standard UBVRI system. We find the following intrinsic integral colour indices for M31: (U-B)0=0.35; (B-V)0=0.86; (V-R)0=0.63; (R-I)0=0.53; the total intrinsic absorption-corrected luminosities of M31 in the B and the V filters are 4.10 and 3.24mag, respectively.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: individual: M 31 - galaxies: photometry - galaxies: fundamental parameters - dust, extinction - techniques: image processing

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/526/A155): maps.dat maps/*>

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 M 110 GiG 00 40 22.0572349992 +41 41 07.507220136   8.92 8.07     ~ 1277 1
2 M 32 IG 00 42 41.825 +40 51 54.61 9.51 9.03 8.08     ~ 2117 2
3 M 31 G 00 42 44.330 +41 16 07.50 4.86 4.36 3.44     ~ 12169 1

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