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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 143, 369-390

Optical surface photometry of radio galaxies

II. Observations and data analysis

F. Govoni 1,3 - R. Falomo1 - G. Fasano1 - R. Scarpa2

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Based on observations collected at the European SouthernObservatory, La Silla, Chile, and at the Nordic Optical Telescope, La Palma.

1 - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova, Italy
2 - Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, U.S.A.
3 - Dip. di Astronomia, Univ. di Bologna, Via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna, Italy

Received July 23, 1999; accepted January 24, 2000


Optical imaging observations for 50 radio galaxies are presented. For each object isophotal contours, photometric profiles, structural parameters (position angle, ellipticity, Fourier coefficients), and total magnitudes are given. These observations, obtained in the Cousins Rband, complement the data presented in a previous paper and are part of a larger project aimed at studying the optical properties of low redshift ( $z\leq 0.12$) radio galaxies (Govoni et al. 1999). Comments for each individual source are reported.

Key words: galaxies: active -- galaxies: fundamental parameters -- galaxies: photometry

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