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.
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
  • van der Kruit, Pieter, Supervisor
Datum van toekenning3-jan-0001
Plaats van publicatieGroningen
StatusPublished - 1995

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