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1995ApJS...96..123T RECALIBRATlON OF THE H_-0.5_-MAGNITUDES OF SPIRAL GALAXIES GIUSEPPE TORMEN Department of Astronomy, University of Padova, 35100 Padova, Italy AND DAVID BURSTEIN Department of Physics and Astronomy, Box 871504, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ 85287-1504 Received 1994 January 7: accepted 1994 May, 12 ABSTRACT The H-magnitude aperture data published by the Aaronson et al. collaboration over a 10 year period is collected into a homogeneous data set of 1731 observations of 665 galaxies. Ninety-six percent of these galaxies have isophotal diameters and axial ratios determined by the Third Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (RC3; de Vaucouleurs et al. 1991), the most self-consistent set of optical data currently available. The precepts governing the optical data in the RC3 are systematically different from those of the Second Reference Catalogue (de Vaucouleurs, de Vaucouleurs, & Corwin 1976), which were used by Aaronson et al. for their original analyses of galaxy peculiar motions. This in turn leads to systematic differences in growth curves and fiducial H-magnitudes, prompting the present recalibration of the near-infrared Tully-Fisher relationship. New optically normalized H-magnitude growth curves are defined for galaxies of types S0 to Im, from which new values of fiducial H-magnitudes, H^g^_-0.5_, are measured for the 665 galaxies. A series of internal tests show that these four standard growth curves are defined to an accuracy of 0.05 mag over the interval - 1.5 <= log (A/D_g_) <= -0.2. Comparisons with the Aaronson et al. values of diameters, axial ratios, and fiducial H-magnitudes show the expected differences, given the different definitions of these parameters. The values of H^g^_-0.5_ are assigned quality indices: a quality value of 1 indicates an accuracy of less than 0.2 mag, quality 2 indicates an accuracy of 0.2-0.35 mag, and quality 3 indicates an accuracy of more than 0.35 mag. Revised values of corrected H I velocity widths are also given, based on the new set of axial ratios defined by the RC3. Subject headings.. galaxies: photometry-infrared: galaxies
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