Skip navigation
Skip navigation

The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: spectral types and luminosity functions

Folkes, Simon; Ronen, Shai; Price, Ian; Lahav, Ofer; Colless, Matthew; Couch, Warrick; Deeley, Kathryn; Peterson, B.A


We describe the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS) and the current status of the observations. In this exploratory paper, we apply a principal component analysis to a preliminary sample of 5869 galaxy spectra and use the two most significant components to split the sample into five spectral classes. These classes are defined by considering visual classifications of a subset of the 2dF spectra, and also by comparison with high-quality spectra of local galaxies. We calculate a luminosity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society


File Description SizeFormat Image
folkes_lf.pdf1.07 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator