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The Millennium Galaxy Catalogue: the space density and surface-brightness distribution(s) of galaxies

Driver, Simon; Liske, Jochen; Cross, Nicholas J G; De Propris, Roberto; Allen, Paul

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We recover the joint and individual space density and surface-brightness distribution(s) of galaxies from the Millennium Galaxy Catalogue (MGC). The MGC is a local survey spanning 30.9 deg2 and probing approximately 1-2 mag arcsec-2 deeper than either the Two-Degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS) or the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The MGC contains 10095 galaxies to BMGC < 20 mag with 96 per cent spectroscopic completeness. For each galaxy we derive individual K-corrections and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79221
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.08990.x

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