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A search for LSB dwarf galaxies in the M 81 group on digitally stacked Schmidt plates

Froebrich, Dirk, Meusinger, Helmut (2000) A search for LSB dwarf galaxies in the M 81 group on digitally stacked Schmidt plates. Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement Series, 145 (2). pp. 229-242. ISSN 0365-0138. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We present a search for low surface brightness (LSB) dwarf galaxies in a region of 10 square degrees around M 81. The survey is based on the digital co-addition of Schmidt plates where algorithms for sub-arcsecond co-centering, quality-weighting and sigma-clipping "bad pixel" rejection are applied. The 3? surface brightness limit is ?lim = 25.6 mag/??. In a substantial fraction of the surveyed area, the detection of LSB objects is limited by "Galactic cirrus" rather than by the limiting magnitude of the stacked image. Optimum search parameters for an automated detection of dwarf galaxies are derived from simulations. The final selection of LSB dwarf candidates relies on a combination of automated detection and visual inspection. We present six new dwarf galaxy candidates with ?B(0) ? 23 mag/??. Photometric data and best fitting parameters for the exponential model are derived both for the new candidates and for some previously known LSB dwarf galaxies in the field. For the most likely new dwarf member of the M 81 group, a central surface brightness of ?B(0) = 25.4 mag/?? and a scale-length of 0.3 kpc are derived.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Galaxies: clusters: individual: M 81 group, Galaxies: fundamental parameters, Galaxies: general, Galaxies: photometry
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 09:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49665 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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