Optical multiband surface photometry of a sample of Seyfert galaxies - I. Large-scale morphology and local environment analysis of matched Seyfert and inactive galaxy samples

  title={Optical multiband surface photometry of a sample of Seyfert galaxies - I. Large-scale morphology and local environment analysis of matched Seyfert and inactive galaxy samples},
  author={Luba S. Slavcheva-Mihova and Boyko M. Mihov},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. Parallel analysis of the large-scale morphology and local environment of matched active and control galaxy samples plays an important role in studies of the fueling of active galactic nuclei. Aims. We carry out a detailed morphological characterization of a sample of 35 Seyfert galaxies and a matched sample of inactive galaxies in order to compare the evidence of non-axisymmetric perturbation of the potential and, in the second part of this paper, to be able to perform a multicomponent… Expand
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