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Volume 387, Number 1, May III 2002
Page(s) 26 - 39
Section Extragalactic astronomy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20020318

A&A 387, 26-39 (2002)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20020318

The scaling relations of early-type galaxies in clusters

I. Surface photometry in seven nearby clusters
G. Fasano1, D. Bettoni1, M. D'Onofrio2, P. Kjærgaard3 and M. Moles4

1  Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, Italy
    e-mail: bettoni@pd.astro.it
2  Dipartimento di Astronomia dell'Università di Padova, Vicolo Osservatorio 2, 35122 Padova, Italy
    e-mail: donofrio@pd.astro.it
3  Copenhagen University Observatory. The Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    e-mail: per@astro.ku.dk
4  Instituto de Matemáticas y Física Fundamental, CSIC, C/ Serrano 113B, 28006 Madrid, Spain
    e-mail: moles@imaff.cfmac.csic.es

( Received 29 January 2001 / Accepted 25 February 2002 )

This is the first paper of a series investigating the scaling relations of early-type galaxies in clusters. Here we illustrate the multi-band imagery and the image reduction and calibration procedures relative to the whole sample of 22 clusters at $0.05 \mathrel{\raise0.35ex\hbox{$\scriptstyle <$ }\kern-0.6em
...x{$\scriptstyle <$ }\kern-0.6em
\lower0.40ex\hbox{{$\scriptstyle \sim$ }}}0.25$ . We also present detailed surface photometry of 312 early-type galaxies in 7 clusters in the first redshift bin, $z \approx0.025$-0.075. We give for each galaxy the complete set of luminosity and geometrical profiles, and a number of global, photometric and morphological parameters. They have been evaluated taking into account the effects of seeing. Internal consistency checks and comparisons with data in the literature confirm the quality of our analysis. These data, together with the spectroscopic ones presented in the second paper of the series, will provide the local calibration of the scaling relations.

Key words: galaxies: elliplical and lenticular, cD -- galaxies: clusters: general

Offprint request: G. Fasano, fasano@pd.astro.it

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