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Distances from Surface Brightness Fluctuations

  • John P. Blakeslee
  • Edward A. Ajhar
  • John L. Tonry
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 237)

Abstract

The practice of determining galaxy distances from the amplitude of their spatial fluctuations in surface brightness began with the work of Tonry & Schneider (1988), who developed the method in detail and made its initial application to estimating elliptical galaxy distances. While several articles over the past decade have included some review material (e.g., Jacoby et al. 1992; Tonry 1996; Tonry et al. 1997, hereafter SBF-I), this is the first intended as a comprehensive review of the surface brightness fluctuation (SBF) method.

Keywords

Globular Cluster Stellar Population Hubble Space Telescope Elliptical Galaxy Peculiar Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Blakeslee
    • 1
  • Edward A. Ajhar
    • 2
  • John L. Tonry
    • 3
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.National Optical Astronomy ObservatoriesTucsonUSA
  3. 3.University of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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