The Satellite Luminosity Functions of Galaxies in SDSS

@article{Guo2011TheSL,
  title={The Satellite Luminosity Functions of Galaxies in SDSS},
  author={Quan Guo and Shaun Cole and Vincent R. Eke and Carlos S. Frenk},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2011}
}
  • Q. Guo, S. Cole, C. Frenk
  • Published 13 January 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
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