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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 117, Number 3, June_II 1996
Page(s) 417 - 444
Near-infrared surface photometry of spiral galaxies. I. The data DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996166

Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, Vol. 117, June II 1996, 417-444

Near-infrared surface photometry of spiral galaxies. I. The data

Ph. Héraudeau , F. Simien and G.A. Mamon

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Observatoire de Lyon, F-69561 Saint-Genis-Laval Cedex, France and Institut d'Astrophysique (CNRS), 98 bis boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris, France
DAEC, Observatoire de Paris, F-92195 Meudon, France

Received May 17; accepted November 22, 1995


We present -band surface photometry of a sample of 31 inclined Sa-Scd galaxies, together with additional J- and H-band data for four of them. In this first paper of a series, profiles are presented, together with global and isophotal parameters. Our profiles are compared to similar B, R and I data collected from other sources. Three galaxies exhibit previously unknown small bars in their center, while in five others, such bars may also be present. Four objects present a narrow elongated feature in their center aligned with their major axis, which could be an inward extension of the disk. A few galaxies display very thin spiral arms. Color-color diagrams indicate that the extinction inside the four galaxies for which we have images is limited to .

Key words: galaxies: spiral --- galaxies: photometry --- infrared: galaxies

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