Visible and near infrared photometry of edge-on disk galaxies

A. Guijarro, E. Battaner, R. F. Peletier, R. de Grijs, J. Jiménez-Vicente

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We present high sensitivity observations at visible and near infrared (NIR) wavelengths of 20 edge-on galaxies, to study the vertical light distribution at large distances from the symmetry plane and the radial truncation and warping of stellar disks, i.e. the galactic regions with very low surface brightness. The NIR is particularly useful when studying the region around galactic planes since optical data are obscured by dust. Preliminary results about these phenomena are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGalaxy disks and disk galaxies
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of a conference sponsored by the Vatican Observatory held at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, 12-16 June 2000
EditorsJosé G. Funes, Enrico Maria Corsini
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1583810633
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Galaxy Disks and Disk Galaxies - ROME, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 200016 Jun 2000

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific conference series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific


ConferenceConference on Galaxy Disks and Disk Galaxies


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