Photometry and Spectroscopy of Elliptical Galaxies

Photometric and spectroscopic data are presented for a survey of the nearest and brightest elliptical galaxies. Distances, velocities relative to the cosmic rest frame, and residual velocities relative to a velocity-flow model are calculated for individual galaxies and groups. Information is provided on the selection and completeness of the target and observed samples. Both samples appear to be noticeably deeper in the north than in the south. A new diameter system for ellipticals is described that is easy to measure on survey prints and is a useful indicator of B_T_ magnitude.

Cone search capability for table VII/176A/table1 (Photometric and spectroscopic observational data for elliptical galaxies)

Cone search capability for table VII/176A/table2 (Positions and Diameters)

Related Identifier
Related Identifier
Metadata Access
Creator Faber S.M.; Wegner G.; Burstein D.; Davies R.L.; Dressler A.; Lynden-Bell D.; Terlevich R.J.
Publisher CDS
Publication Year 2009
OpenAccess true
Contact CDS support team <cds-question(at)>
Resource Type Service
Discipline Astrophysics and Astronomy; Cosmology; Galactic and extragalactic Astronomy; Natural Sciences; Observational Astronomy; Physics