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The peculiar motions of early-type galaxies in two distant regions. IV. The photometric fitting procedure

Saglia, R.P; Bertschinger, Edmund; Baggley, Glenn; Burstein, David; Colless, Matthew; Davies, R.L; McMahan, Robert K. Jr; Wegner, Gary


The EFAR project is a study of 736 candidate early-type galaxies in 84 clusters lying in two regions toward Hercules-Corona Borealis and Perseus-Cetus at distances cz ~ 6000--15,000 km s-1. In this paper we describe a new method of galaxy photometry adopted to derive the photometric parameters of the EFAR galaxies. The algorithm fits the circularized surface brightness profiles as the sum of two seeing-convolved components, an R1/4 and an exponential law. This approach allows us to fit the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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