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1998AJ....116.2728S - Astron. J., 116, 2728-2737 (1998/December-0)

The universality of the fundamental plane of E and S0 galaxies: sample definition and I-band photometric data.


Abstract (from CDS):

As part of a project to compare the fundamental plane and Tully-Fisher distance scales, we present here I-band CCD photometry for 636 early-type galaxies in eight clusters and groups of galaxies. These are the A262, A1367, Coma (A1656), A2634, Cancer and Pegasus Clusters, and the NGC 383 and NGC 507 Groups. Sample selection, cluster properties, and cluster membership assignment criteria are discussed. We present photometric parameters that are used in the fundamental plane relation, the effective radius r_e_, and the effective surface brightness µe, as derived from a r1/4 fit to the observed radial photometric profile of each galaxy. A comparison with similar data found in the literature for the Coma Cluster shows that large systematic uncertainties can be introduced in the measurement of re and µe by the particular method used to derive those parameters. However, the particular combination of these two parameters that enters in the fundamental plane relation is a quantity that can be measured with high accuracy.

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Journal keyword(s): Cosmology: Distance Scale - Galaxies: Distances and Redshifts - Galaxies: Elliptical and Lenticular, cD - Galaxies: Fundamental Parameters - Galaxies: Photometry

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