Mirages in galaxy scaling relations

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Abstract

We analysed several basic correlations between structural parameters of galaxies. The data were taken from various samples in different passbands which are available in the literature. We discuss disc scaling relations as well as some debatable issues concerning the so-called Photometric Plane for bulges and elliptical galaxies in different forms and various versions of the famous Kormendy relation. We show that some of the correlations under discussion are artificial (self-correlations), while others truly reveal some new essential details of the structural properties of galaxies. Our main results are as follows: At present, we cannot conclude that faint stellar discs are, on average, more thin than discs in high surface brightness galaxies. The `central surface brightness-thickness' correlation appears only as a consequence of the transparent exponential disc model to describe real galaxy discs.The Photometric Plane appears to have no independent physical sense. Various forms of this plane are merely sophis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1066-1085
Number of pages20
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume441
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • galaxies: kinematics and dynamics
  • galaxies: structure

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Mirages in galaxy scaling relations. / Mosenkov, A.V.; Sotnikova, N.Y.; Reshetnikov, V.P.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 441, No. 2, 2014, p. 1066-1085.

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