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The color-absolute magnitude relation for E and S0 galaxies. II - New colors, magnitudes, and types for 405 galaxies
Sandage, A.; Visvanathan, N.
AA(Hale Observatoires, Pasadena, Calif.), AB(Hale Observatoires, Pasadena, Calif; Mt. Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory, Canberra, Australia)
Astrophysical Journal, Part 1, vol. 223, Aug. 1, 1978, p. 707-729. Research supported by the Carnegie Institution of Washington (ApJ Homepage)
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Astronomical Photometry, Color, Galactic Radiation, Galactic Structure, Luminous Intensity, Stellar Magnitude, Abundance, Elliptical Galaxies, Globular Clusters, Light Curve, Metals, Spiral Galaxies, Tables (Data)
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Colors and magnitudes measured in the ubVr photometric system are presented along with galaxy types and radial velocities for 405 E, S0, SB0, and Sa field galaxies. The color-aperture effect for E and S0 galaxies is investigated together with the K-reddening due to redshift and the aperture correction to V magnitudes. An average standard corrected color reduced to an aperture ratio of 0.5 and a standard V magnitude corrected to an aperture ratio of 2.5 are given for each galaxy; the Galactic reddening as a function of latitude is derived from the corrected color data. The color-absolute magnitude (C-M) relation previously established for the Virgo cluster and nine other nearby groups and clusters of galaxies is shown to apply equally to the present sample of E and S0 field galaxies. It is concluded that whatever its cause, the C-M effect appears to be universal and may be useful for the determination of relative distances to galaxies in clusters, groups, and the general field.

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