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1988A&A...196...26K Stellar photometry and inclination of the nearest edge-on galaxy NGC 55 E. Kiszkurno-Koziej Observatoire de Marseille, 2 place Le Verrier, F-13248 Marseille Cedex 04, France Poznanska 96/4, PL-87-100 Torun, Poland Received July 17, accepted September 3, 1987 Summary. BV stellar photometry to V = 23 has been done in the edge-on irregular galaxy NGC 55, using both photographic and CCD material. The derived luminosity function does not differ from those found for other nearby galaxies. The apparent distribution of stars perpendicular to the major axis of the galaxy (given by H I distribution) is found to be asymmetrical. We discuss the inclination and the thickness of the old and young components of the disk of NGC 55, using a comparison with the Large Magellanic Cloud. Our best estimate for the inclination is between 80.8^deg^ and 81.7^deg^, the scale height of the young disk is between 0.10 kpc and 0.14 kpc, and that of the old disk from 0.18 and 0.21 kpc. These inclinations and thicknesses explain qualitatively the asymmetry in the distribution of young stars. Key words: galaxies, individual: NGC 55 - galaxies, irregular - galaxies, stellar content of - galaxies, disk of
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