A wide-field K – band survey . The luminosity function of galaxies

A wide-field K–band survey. The luminosity function of galaxies. ABSTRACT We present the first determination of the near-infrared K−band luminosity function of field galaxies from a wide field K−selected redshift survey. The best fit Schechter function parameters are M * = −23.12 + 5log(h), α = −0.91, and φ * = 1.66 × 10 −2 h 3 Mpc −3. We estimate that… CONTINUE READING