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Fig. 2


Lower panel: SDSS DR7 number counts of galaxies averaged in a 14′ × 14′ field around each primary galaxy (blue dotted line), number counts of the galaxies that have been observed with VIMOS (black line, magnitudes from SDSS), and number counts of the physical satellites (shaded region). Upper panel: ratio of the number of galaxies present in the field to the one observed with VIMOS.

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