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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 145, 111-120

A catalogue[*] of galaxies in the HDF-South: Photometry and structural parameters

M. Volonteri2 - P. Saracco1 - G. Chincarini1,2

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1 - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Merate, Italy
2 - Dipartimento di Fisica, Univ. di Milano, Italy

Received March 17; accepted May 2, 2000


We describe the construction of a catalogue of galaxies in the optical field of the Hubble Deep Field South. The HDF-S observations produced WFPC2 images in UBV, and I, the version 1 data have been made public on 23 November 1999. The effective field of view is 4.38 arcmin2, and the 5$\sigma $ limiting magnitudes (in a FWHM aperture) are 28.87, 29.71, 30.19, 29.58 in the UBV and I bands, respectively. We created a catalogue for each pass-band (I814, V606, B450, U300), using simulations to account for incompleteness and spurious sources contamination. Along with photometry in all bands, we determined on the I814-selected catalogue ( I814<26) structural parameters, such as a metric apparent size, derived from the petrosian radius, an asymmetry index, light concentration indexes and the mean surface brightness within the petrosian radius.

Key words: cosmology: observations -- galaxies: photometry, catalogs general

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