Spiral galaxies: the light and color distributions in the optical and near-infrared

Roelof Sybe de Jong

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This thesis deals with surface photometry of face-on spiral galaxies in a statistical way, using both single passband as well as color information of a large sample of galaxies. In this chapter I first discuss galaxy formation and evolution models and the role that photometry plays in testing these models. Next some aspects of the (surface) photometry research field are reviewed. I conclude this chapter with an outline of my thesis.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
  • van der Kruit, Pieter, Supervisor
Award date3-Jan-0001
Place of PublicationGroningen
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Proefschriften (vorm)
  • Sterrenstelsels, Spiraalnevels, Fotometrie
  • extragalactische stelsels

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