Published in 1981, ApJS 47, 229-233
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A NEAR-INFRARED ATLAS OF SPIRAL GALAXIES

Debra Meloy Elmegreen


The Mount Wilson and Las Campanas Observatories, Carnegie Institution of Washington 1


Abstract. A near-infrared photographic atlas of 54 spiral galaxies is presented. Blue photographs are included so that features may be compared in the two passbands. Hubble types range from Sa through Sd for SA, SAB, and SB galaxies. Most are nearly face-on and larger than 2'. These galaxies have been subdivided into the subjective categories of grand design and flocculent spirals, depending upon the appearance of their spiral arms. Photographic procedures and their effects are discussed.

Subject headings: galaxies: stellar content - galaxies: structure - infrared: general


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

OBSERVATIONS
Galaxies in the Near-Infrared Atlas
Photographic Procedures
Preliminary Intensity Estimates

DISUSSION

REFERENCES

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1 Most observations were made at Palomar Observatory as part of a collaborative agreement between CIT and CIW. Back.

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