Early Type Galaxies and Structural Parameters from ESO Public Survey KiDS

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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 42)


The Kilo Degree survey (KiDS) is a large-scale optical imaging survey carried out with the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), which is the ideal tool for galaxy evolution studies. We expect to observe millions of galaxies for which we extract the structural parameters in four wavebands (u, g, r and i). This sample will represent the largest dataset with measured structural parameters up to a redshift z = 0. 5. In this paper we will introduce the sample, and describe the 2D fitting procedure using the 2DPHOT environment and the validation of the parameters with an external catalog.


Early-type Galaxies Study Galaxy Evolution Degree Survey External Catalog Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) 
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CT has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement n. 267251 “Astronomy Fellowships in Italy” (AstroFIt).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics “Ettore Pancini”University “Federico II” of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di CapodimonteNapoliItaly
  3. 3.INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova-vicolo Osservatorio 5PadovaItaly

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