The haloes and environments of nearby galaxies (HERON) – I. Imaging, sample characteristics, and envelope diameters

@article{Rich2019TheHA,
  title={The haloes and environments of nearby galaxies (HERON) – I. Imaging, sample characteristics, and envelope diameters},
  author={Robert Michael Rich and Aleksandr V. Mosenkov and Henry Lee-Saunders and Andreas Koch and John Kormendy and Julia Dusk Kennefick and Noah Brosch and Laura V. Sales and James S Bullock and Andreas Burkert and Michelle L. M. Collins and Michael C. Cooper and Michael Fusco and David Reitzel and David A. Thilker and D. Milewski and Lydia M. Elias and M. Lynne Saade and Laura de Groot},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2019}
}
We use a dedicated 0.7-m telescope to image the haloes of 119 galaxies in the Local Volume to μr ∼ 28–30 mag arcsec−2. The sample is primarily from the Two Micron All Sky Survey Large Galaxy Atlas (Jarrett et al. 2003) and extended to include nearby dwarf galaxies and more distant giant ellipticals, and spans fully the galaxy colour–magnitude diagram including the blue cloud and red sequence. We present an initial overview, including deep images of our galaxies. Our observations reproduce… 

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