Number Counts and Evolving Dwarfs

  • S. Philllipps
  • S. P. Driver
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)


Recent redshift surveys (eg. Colless et al. 1993) have shown that the excess galaxies seen in faint B band number counts are not evolved giants at high redshift, but low to moderate luminosity objects at modest redshifts. This led to the suggestion (eg. Cowie et al. 1991) that there was once an extra population of dwarfs which has now disappeared, ie. there is non-conservation of galaxy number. We have investigated a picture in which the dwarfs have merely faded to become very low surface brightness galaxies like those now turning up in nearby clusters (eg. Turner et al. 1993).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Philllipps
    • 1
  • S. P. Driver
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyArizona State UniversityUSA

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