NASA/IPAC EXTRAGALACTIC DATABASE
Date and Time of the Query: 2019-04-25 T09:26:13 PDT
Help | Comment | NED Home

For refcode 2001A&A...372...29G:
Retrieve 77 NED objects in this reference.
Please click here for ADS abstract

NED Abstract

Copyright by European Southern Observatory (ESO). Reproduced by permission
2001A&A...372...29G 1.65 micron ((H)-band) surface photometry of galaxies. VII. Dwarf galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. GAVAZZI G., ZIBETTI S., BOSELLI A., FRANZETTI P., SCODEGGIO M., MARTOCCHI S. Received 21 December 2000/Accepted 21 March 2001 Abstract. We present near-infrared H-band (1.65micron) observations and surface brightness profile decompositions for 75 faint (13.5<~m_p_<~18.5) galaxies, primarily taken among dwarf Ellipticals members of the Virgo cluster, with some Centaurus Cluster members, a BCD and two peculiar galaxies taken as fillers. We model their surface brightness profiles with a de Vaucouleurs (D), exponential (E), mixed (bulge+disk or M) or truncated (T) law, and we derive for each galaxy the H band effective surface brightness ({mu}_e_) and effective radius (r_e_), the asymptotic total magnitude H_T_ and the light concentration index C_31_, defined as the ratio between the radii that enclose 75% and 25% of the total light H_T_. For a subsample we compare the NIR surface photometry with similar data taken in the B and V bands, and we give the B-H and B-V color profiles. Combining the present data with those previously obtained by our group (1157 objects) we analyze the NIR properties of a nearly complete sample, representative of galaxies of all morphological types, spanning 4 decades in luminosity. We confirm our earlier claim that the presence of cusps and extended haloes in the light profiles (C31>5) is a strong, non-linear function of the total luminosity. We also find that: i) among dE and dS0 galaxies D profiles are absent; 50% of the decompositions are of type M, the remaining being of type E or T. ii) Less than 50% of the giant elliptical galaxies have pure D profiles, the majority being represented by M profiles. iii) Most giant galaxies (from elliptical to Sb) have M profiles. iv) Most of late type spirals (Scd to BCD) have either E or T profiles. v) The type of decomposition is a strong function of the total H band luminosity, independent of the Hubble classification: the fraction of type E decompositions decreases with increasing luminosity, while those of type M increase with luminosity. Pure D profiles are absent in the low luminosity range L_H_ < 10^10^L_sun_ and become dominant above 10^11^L_sun_, while T profiles are present only among low luminosity galaxies. vi) We find that dE-peculiar galaxies have structural parameters indistinguishable from those of late-type dwarfs, thus they might represent the missing link between dEs and dIs. Key words. galaxies: fundamental parameters - galaxies: photometry - infrared: galaxies
Retrieve 77 NED objects in this reference.
Please click here for ADS abstract

Back to NED Home