Modelling the Luminosity Distributions of Edge-On Spiral and Lenticular Galaxies

  • Martin Shaw
  • Gerard Gilmore
Conference paper


An increasing proportion of external galaxies show substantial deviations from the luminosity distributions predicted by standard fitting functions (see e.g. van der Kruit and Searle 1982, Michard 1985, and Capaccioli et al. 1987).


Model Combination Galactic Bulge Lenticular Galaxy External Galaxy Luminosity Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Shaw
    • 1
  • Gerard Gilmore
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of ManchesterEngland, UK
  2. 2.Institute of AstronomyCambridgeEngland, UK

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