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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 1994MNRAS.268L..11Y A new extragalactic distance indicator based on the surface brightness profiles of dwarf elliptical galaxies Christopher K. Young and Malcolm J. Currie Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory Keble Road Oxford OX1 3RH Rutheford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX Accepted 1994 February 28. Received 1994 February 22; in original form 1994 January 17 ABSTRACT We present evidence for a correlation between the curvatures of the surface brightness profiles of dwarf elliptical (dE) galaxies and their intrinsic luminosities (for objects with similar stellar populations), based on both Local Group (LG) and Fornax cluster (FC) galaxies. As profile shapes are invariant with distance, this correlation can be used as a distance indicator. A comparison between the LG and FC dEs yields a distance of 13.8_-1.8_^+2.2^ Mpc for the FC. Key words: galaxies: clusters: individual: Fornax - galaxies: distances and redshifts - galaxies: fundamental parameters - Local Group - distance scale.
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