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An Automated Search for Low Surface Brightness Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies

  • Z. Morshidi
  • R. M. Smith
  • J. I. Davies
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)

Abstract

A new automated technique applied to APM scans of UKSTU photographic plates has been used to search for LSBGs in the Fornax cluster. 92 galaxies, almost all of which were classified by Ferguson (1989) as dwarf ellipticals, were found. Fields to the East and West of the cluster were found to have 46 and 13 LSBGs, respectively, as shown in the figure below (□ are LSBGs, ▲ are brighter galaxies).

References

  1. Davies, J.I., 1989, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wales College of CardiffGoogle Scholar
  2. Ferguson, H.C., 1989, Astron. J., 98, 367ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Morshidi
    • 1
  • R. M. Smith
    • 1
  • J. I. Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Wales, College of CardiffCardiffUK

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