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Paper: Wide-Field Views of Nearby Galaxies
Volume: 458, Galactic Archaeology: Near-Field Cosmology and the Formation of the Milky Way
Page: 265
Authors: Ferguson, A. M. N.
Abstract: I review the evidence for complex low surface brightness structures in the outer regions of large galaxies. While the most spectacular examples are provided by systems hosting coherent debris streams, the most common examples may be extremely diffuse smooth stellar envelopes. Wide-field imagers on large telescopes are allowing us to explore these components in quantitative detail well beyond the Local Group and I highlight some recent results obtained with Subaru/Suprime-Cam. Finally, I stress the importance of wide-field imagery for interpreting deep HST studies of nearby galaxies, and touch upon some new results on the star formation and chemical evolutionary history of the M31 outer disc.
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