In the previous papers of this series we collected and reduced to the same system all the available photometric data obtained in the ultraviolet (UV) range for normal (i.e. non active) galaxies. Here we use these data to derive standard UV luminosity profiles for three morphological bins (E/S0; Sa/Sb; Sc/Sd) and extrapolated total magnitudes for almost 400 galaxies. We find that: 1) the UV growth curves are well matched by the B-band revised standard luminosity profiles, once a proper shift in the effective radius is applied, and 2) the UV light in early-type galaxies is more centrally concentrated than the visible light.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
- Pub Date:
- December 1995
- GALAXIES: PHOTOMETRY;
- ULTRAVIOLET: GALAXIES