Astronomy Letters

, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 565–575 | Cite as

Edge-on Galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

  • V. P. ReshetnikovEmail author
  • P. A. Usachev
  • S. S. Savchenko


We have produced a sample of 58 edge-on spiral galaxies at redshifts z ~ 1 selected in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. For all galaxies we have analyzed the 2D brightness distributions in the V606 and i775 filters and measured the radial (hr) and vertical (hz) exponential scale lengths of the brightness distribution. We have obtained evidence that the relative thickness of the disks of distant galaxies, i.e., the ratio of the vertical and radial scale lengths, on average, exceeds the relative thickness of the disks of nearby spiral galaxies. The vertical scale length hz of the stellar disks of galaxies shows no big changes at z = 1. The possibility of the evolution of the radial scale length hz for the brightness distribution with redshift is discussed.


galaxies photometry evolution 


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We are grateful to A.V. Mosenkov for his useful remarks.


This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (grant no. 19-12-00145).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Reshetnikov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • P. A. Usachev
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. S. Savchenko
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. Petersburg, PeterhofRussia
  2. 2.Special Astrophysical ObservatoryRussian Academy of SciencesKarachai-Cherkessian RepublicRussia

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