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1999AJ....118.1209F - Astron. J., 118, 1209-1219 (1999/September-0)

Deep CCD surface photometry of the edge-on spiral NGC 4244.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have obtained deep surface photometry of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4244. Our data reliably reach 27.5 R magnitude.arcsec–2, a significant improvement on our earlier deep CCD surface photometry of other galaxies. NGC 4244 is a nearby Scd galaxy whose total luminosity is approximately 1 mag fainter than the peak of the Sc luminosity function. We find that it has a simple structure: a single exponential disk, with a scale height hZ=246±2 pc, a scale length hR=1.84±0.02 kpc, and a disk cutoff at a radius Rmax=10.0 kpc (5.4 scale lengths). We confirm a strong cutoff in the stellar disk at Rmax, which happens over only 1 kpc. We do not see any statistically significant evidence for disk flaring with radius. Unlike the more luminous Sc galaxies NGC 5907 and M 33, NGC 4244 does not show any evidence for a second component, such as a thick disk or halo, at µR<27.5 mag.arcsec–2.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: individual (NGC 4244) - Galaxies: Photometry - Galaxies: Spiral

CDS comments: Group of G 'B4' = [KT79] B4

Simbad objects: 10

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