Near-Infrared Imaging of Edge-On Galaxies

  • Richard J. Wainscoat
Conference paper

Summary

Images in the near-infrared passbands J, H, and K of nine edge-on spiral galaxies have been obtained using two different techniques: a) raster scanning a single detector across the galaxy using the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) and b) using an infrared array camera on the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT). The results for one of the galaxies studied with the AAT — IC 2531 — are summarised and a simple model for the stellar and dust distributions in IC 2531 is described.

Keywords

Dust Corwin 

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Wainscoat
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  1. 1.NASA Ames Research CenterUSA

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