Near-Infrared Imaging of Edge-On Galaxies
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.
KeywordsLight Distribution Dust Distribution NASA Ames Research Galactic Structure Dust Lane
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