The optical and near-infrared properties of galaxies. I. Luminosity and stellar mass functions

@article{Bell2003TheOA,
  title={The optical and near-infrared properties of galaxies. I. Luminosity and stellar mass functions},
  author={Eric F. Bell and Daniel H. McIntosh and Neal Katz and Martin D Weinberg},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2003},
  volume={149},
  pages={289-312}
}
We use a large sample of galaxies from the Two Micron All Sky Survey(2MASS) and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to calculate galaxy luminosity and stellar mass functions in the local Universe. We estimate corrections for passband shifting and galaxy evolution, as well as present-day stellar mass-to-light (M/L) ratios, by fitting the optical‐near-infrared galaxy data with simpl e models. Accounting for the 8% galaxy overdensity in the SDSS early data release region, the optical and near… 
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