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The 2dF galaxy redshift survey: near-infrared galaxy luminosity functions

Cole, Shaun; Norberg, Peder; Baugh, Carlton M; Frenk, Carlos S; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Jackson, Carole; Peterson, B.A; Colless, Matthew


We combine the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) Extended Source Catalogue and the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey to produce an infrared selected galaxy catalogue with 17173 measured redshifts. We use this extensive data set to estimate the galaxy luminosity functions in the J- and KS-bands. The luminosity functions are fairly well fitted by Schechter functions with parameters MJ*-5logh=-22.36+/-0.02, αJ=-0.93+/-0.04, ΦJ*=0.0104+/-0.0016h3Mpc-3 in the J-band and MKS*-5logh=-23.44+/-0.03,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04591.x


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