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- The Millennium Galaxy Catalogue: science highlights
- Driver, Simon P.; Liske, Jochen; Graham, Alister W.
- The Millennium Galaxy Catalogue (MGC) provides a structural database comprising 10,095 well resolved galaxies drawn from a 37.5 sq degree region of sky, with BMGC < 20.0 mag and 96.1 per cent spectroscopic completeness. The data are being used to investigate a number of diverse topics including: the nearby galaxy merger rate (via close pairs and asymmetry); dust attenuation; bulge and disc luminosity functions; the luminosity size relations; the super-massive black hole mass function; galaxy bimodality; the space-density of high and low surface brightness galaxies; blue spheroids; and the B-band luminosity function. Plans to extend the MGC in area (200 sq deg), depth (KV ega = 16.5 mag), resolution (0.5″) and wavelength (u − K) are underway.
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- Conference paper
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series: Proceedings of 'From stars to galaxies: building the pieces to build up the universe', a conference, Venice, Italy, 16-20 October 2006 / Antonella Vallenari, Rosaria Tantalo, Laura Portinari and Alessia Moretti (eds.), Vol. 374, pp. 481-486
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- Galaxies; Luminosity function; MGC; Millennium Galaxy Catalogue
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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