Haloes and Environments of Nearby Galaxies (HERON) Overview
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HERON used a dedicated 0.7-m telescope to image the haloes of 124 galaxies in the Local Volume to surface brightnesses of 28-30 mag/arcsec^2. The sample is primarily from the Two Micron All Sky Survey Large Galaxy Atlas and extended to include nearby dwarf galaxies and more distant giant ellipticals, and spans fully the galaxy color-magnitude diagram including the blue cloud and red sequence.

If you use HERON data, please cite both the journal article Rich et al. (2019) and the dataset Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.26131/IRSA7.

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Data Set Characteristics

Data ProductDescriptionData Access
Images 0.7m Jeanne Rich Telescope, g+r luminance filter

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Documentation & References
HERON Documentation