The Intrinsic Shape of Galaxies in SDSS/Galaxy Zoo

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Rodríguez, S; Padilla, N.;
(2013)
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stt1168
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

By modelling the axis ratio distribution of SDSS DR8 galaxies we find the intrinsic 3D shapes of spirals and ellipticals. We use morphological information from the Galaxy Zoo project and assume a non-parametric distribution intrinsic of shapes, while taking into account... View more
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