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How Barred is the NIR Nearby Universe? An Analysis Using 2MASS

Menéndez-Delmestre, Karín and Sheth, Kartik and Scoville, Nick and Jarrett, Tom and Schinnerer, Eva and Regan, Michael W. and Block, David L. (2004) How Barred is the NIR Nearby Universe? An Analysis Using 2MASS. In: Penetrating Bars through Masks of Cosmic Dust: The Hubble Tuning Fork strikes a New Note. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.319. Springer Netherlands , Dordrecht, pp. 787-788. ISBN 978-94-015-7085-5.

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We determine a firm lower limit to the bar fraction of 0.58 in the nearby universe using J+H+K-band images for 134 spirals from 2MASS. With a mean deprojected semi-major axis of 5.1 kpc, and a mean deprojected ellipticity of 0.45 this local bar sample lays the ground work for studies on bar formation and evolution at high redshift.

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Menéndez-Delmestre, Karín0000-0003-3153-5123
Sheth, Kartik0000-0002-5496-4118
Scoville, Nick0000-0002-0438-3323
Schinnerer, Eva0000-0002-3933-7677
Additional Information:© 2004 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
Subject Keywords:Spiral Galaxy; High Redshift; Band Image; Galaxy Disk; Ground Work
Series Name:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Issue or Number:319
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:07 Oct 2019 16:15
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