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The galaxy luminosity-size relation and selection biases in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

Cameron, Ewan; Driver, Simon P

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ABSTRACT We use the Hubble Ultra Deep Field to study the galaxy luminosity-size distribution. With a careful analysis of selection effects due to both detection completeness and measurement reliability, we identify bias-free regions in the plane for a series of volume-limited samples. By comparison to a nearby survey also having well-defined selection limits, namely the Millennium Galaxy Catalogue, we present clear evidence for evolution in surface brightness since. Specifically, we demonstrate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/19432
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.11507.x

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