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Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1989. 27: 235-277
Copyright © 1989 by . All rights reserved


SURFACE PHOTOMETRY AND THE STRUCTURE OF ELLIPTICAL GALAXIES

John Kormendy 1


Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, British Columbia V8X 4M6, Canada

S. Djorgovski 2


Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CORES AND NUCLEI
Summary of Core Properties
Nuclei

DYNAMICAL SUBSYSTEMS IN GALAXY CORES: EVIDENCE FOR MERGERS

DUST IN ELLIPTICAL GALAXIES
Frequency of Occurrence of Dust
Origin of Dust: Further Evidence for Galaxy Mergers
Three-Dimensional Shapes of Ellipticals Containing Dust
Dust and the Distinction Between E and SO Galaxies

SHELLS AND RIPPLES

SUMMARY: SECULAR EVOLUTION BY ACCRETION

BRIGHTNESS PROFILES AND TIDAL EFFECTS
Do Elliptical Galaxies Have r1/4 -Law Brightness Profiles?
Tidal Effects

PARAMETER CORRELATIONS AND SCALING LAWS
Families of Ellipsoidal Stellar Systems
Correlations With Galaxy Luminosity
Multiparameter Correlations: the "Fundamental Plane" of Elliptical Galaxies
Uses and Interpretation of the Fundamental Plane

ISOPHOTE SHAPES

COLORS AND COLOR GRADIENTS

cD AND BRIGHTEST CLUSTER GALAXIES

CONCLUSION

REFERENCES



1 Visiting Astronomer, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, operated by the National Research Council of Canada, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France, and the University of Hawaii.

2 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.

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