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The 2MASS Tully-Fisher relation for flat edge-on galaxies

Karachentsev, I. D. and Mitronova, S. N. and Karachentseva, V. E. and Kudrya, Yu. N. and Jarrett, T. H. (2002) The 2MASS Tully-Fisher relation for flat edge-on galaxies. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 396 (2). pp. 431-438. ISSN 0004-6361. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20021451.

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The spiral edge-on galaxies from the “Revised Flat Galaxy Catalog” (RFGC) are identified with the Extended Source Catalog of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). The relative number of 2MASS detected galaxies is 2996/4236 = 0.71. We consider the statistical properties of the Tully-Fisher relations for the edge-on galaxies in the B, I, J, H and K_s bands. The slope of derived TF relations increases steadily from 4.9 in the B band to 9.3 in the K one. The effect is mainly due to the internal extinction, which is different in dwarf and giant spiral galaxies seen edge-on, that leads to the tight correlation between galaxy color and luminosity. The moderate scatter of the RFGC galaxies in the “color-luminosity” diagram, 0.^m86, provides us with a “cheap” method of mass measurements of distances to galaxies on the basis of modern photometric sky surveys.

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Additional Information:© 2002 ESO. Received: 10 July 2002. Accepted: 5 September 2002. We thank the referee, G. Paturel, for his very useful comments. This paper makes use of data of the the 2MASS, which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, funded by the NASA and NSF. This research was partially supported by DFG-RFBR grant 436 RUS 113/701/0-1.
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Subject Keywords:galaxies: spiral - galaxies: fundamental parameters
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Official Citation:The 2MASS Tully-Fisher relation for flat edge-on galaxies I. D. Karachentsev, S. N. Mitronova, V. E. Karachentseva, Yu. N. Kudrya and T. H. Jarrett A&A, 396 2 (2002) 431-438 DOI:
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