A deep near infrared survey along the Norma Wall

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Kraan-Korteweg, Renée C;Woudt, Patrick Alan en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Riad, Ihab F en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T09:01:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T09:01:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Riad, I. 2010. A deep near infrared survey along the Norma Wall. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13515
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 192-197). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The multi-wavelength surveys have improved our understanding of the extent and shape of the Norma Wall. However, the most central part of the Norma Wall remains poorly understood because of the high levels of extinction and star-crowding at these low Galactic latitudes. In this thesis, I present an imaging survey in the three near-infrared bands (J, H, Ks) along the most obscured part of the Norma Wall, the so called Norma Wall Survey (NWS). It has the goal to uncover the galaxy distribution in this area. The near-infrared waveband was selected because it is less affected by dust extinction than the optical. In addition, near-infrared surveys are sensitive to early-type galaxies which are better tracers of the mass in galaxies. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Astronomy en_ZA
dc.title A deep near infrared survey along the Norma Wall en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Astronomy en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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