SAPAC: A SBF analysis pipeline for the astronomical community

Laura P. Dunn*, Helmut Jerjen

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Large volumes of CCD imaging data that will become available from wide-field cameras at telescopes such as the CFHT, SUBARU, VST, or VISTA in the near future are highly suitable for systematic distance surveys of early-type galaxies using the Surface Brightness Fluctuation (SBF) method. For the efficient processing of such large data sets, we are developing the first semi-automatic SBF analysis pipeline named SAPAC. After a brief description of the SBF method we discuss the image quality needed for a successful distance measurement and give some background information on SAPAC.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)365-367
    Number of pages3
    JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
    Issue numberC198
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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