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A Wide-Field Survey of the Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy

Coleman, Matthew; Da Costa, Gary; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Freeman, Kenneth

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The results of a photometric survey of the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy are presented herein. Accurate photometry in two colors (V and I) was collected over a 10 deg2 area centered on the Fornax system with the aim of searching for extratidal structure. The data were complete to a magnitude of V = 20, or approximately 1 mag brighter than the Fornax red clump stars. Stars were selected with a color and magnitude lying near the Fomax red giant branch, thereby reducing contamination from the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80601
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1086/427966

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