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Observations of faint galaxies with adaptive optics
Author(s): Richard I. Davies; Matthew D. Lehnert; Andrew Baker; Niranjan A. Thatte; Alvio Renzini; Domenico Bonaccini
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Paper Abstract

Encouraged by imaging of faint galaxies around bright stars using ALFA on the 3.5-m telescope at Calar Alto, we have begun a survey to identify a large number of candidate sources near bright stars. In this contribution we report the status of this survey and show our preliminary results from deep imaging around one of these stars during the early phases of CONICA and NAOS on the 8.2-m VLT. We outline the exciting prospects for this type of work in terms of number counts, morphology, and rotation curve analyses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4834, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II, (13 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.457689
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Richard I. Davies, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Matthew D. Lehnert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Andrew Baker, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Niranjan A. Thatte, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Alvio Renzini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Domenico Bonaccini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4834:
Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II
Puragra Guhathakurta, Editor(s)

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