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Surface Photometry of NGC 3379 with a Tektronix 2048 × 2048 CCD Camera — Comparison with the Luminosity Profile of de Vaucouleurs and Capaccioli

  • Harold D. Ables
  • Hugh C. Harris
  • David G. Monet
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Abstract

The development of large-format CCDs offers a new opportunity to study the luminosity distribution in galaxies. In this paper we present the first astronomical photometry with a Tektronix 2048 × 2048 CCD. The U. S. Naval Observatory large format CCD camera with an engineering setup grade, front illuminated Tektronix 2048 × 2048 CCD was used on the 40-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope at the Flagstaff Station to measure the luminosity profile in NGC 3379. We compare the result with the E-W luminosity profile published by de Vaucouleurs and Capaccioli (1979, hereafter dV+C), and we describe some of the features of the CCD.

Keywords

Circular Aperture Elliptical Ring Color Profile Surface Photometry Luminosity Profile 
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References

  1. Davis, L. E., Cawson, M., Davis, R. L., and Illingworth, G. 1985, Astron. J. 90, 169.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. de Vaucouleurs, G. and Capaccioli, M. 1979, Astrophys. J. Suppl. 40, 699.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold D. Ables
    • 1
  • Hugh C. Harris
    • 1
  • David G. Monet
    • 1
  1. 1.Flagstaff StationU.S. Naval ObservatoryFlagstaffUSA

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