Deprojecting edge-on disk galaxies

M. Pohlen, S. Zaroubi, R. F. Peletier

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The results of a pilot study on the intrinsic 3D distribution of stars in edge-on disk galaxies are presented. The 3D disk structure of a sample of 12 edge-on galaxies has been reconstructed through a direct deprojection of the observed two-dimensional images. The deprojection method - which utilises the so called Fourier slice theorem and assumes axial symmetry - has been tested with a large set of artificial galaxy models seen under a variety of inclinations (i = 80-90) and with different spatial dust and optical depths distributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS235
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


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