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Detection, Photometry, and Slitless Radial Velocities of 535 Planetary Nebulae in the Flattened Elliptical Galaxy NGC 4697

Mendez, R H; Riffeser, A; Kudritzki, R-P; Matthias, M; Freeman, Kenneth; Arnaboldi, Magda; Capaccioli, Massimo; Gerhard, Ortwin


We have detected 535 planetary nebulae (PNs) in the flattened elliptical galaxy NGC 4697 using the classic on-band, off-band filter technique with the Focal Reducer and Spectrograph at the Cassegrain focus of the first 8 m telescope unit of the ESO Very Large Telescope. From our photometry, we have built the [O III] λ5007 planetary nebula luminosity function (PNLF) of NGC 4697. It indicates a distance of 10.5 ± 1 Mpc to this galaxy, in good agreement with the distance obtained from surface...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/323794


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