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K-band observations of boxy bulges - I. Morphology and surface brightness profiles

Bureau, Martin; Aronica, G; Athanassoula, E; Dettmar, R. -J.; Bosma, A; Freeman, Kenneth


In this first paper of a series on the structure of boxy and peanut-shaped (B/PS) bulges, Kn-band observations of a sample of 30 edge-on spiral galaxies are described and discussed. Kn-band observations best trace the dominant luminous galactic mass and are minimally affected by dust. Images, unsharp-masked images, as well as major-axis and vertically summed surface brightness profiles are presented and discussed. Galaxies with a B/PS bulge tend to have a more complex morphology than galaxies...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10471.x


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