Stellar Populations in Low Surface Brightness Galaxies
This project started in 1999. The goal is to investigate
the stellar populations in low surface brightness galaxies,
comparing results with normal ``high surface brightness'' galaxies.
The sample includes 110 galaxies from the Impey et al. (1996) catalogue.
The study includes B, R, J and Ks high S/N imaging and optical spectroscopy
using large aperture telescopes, necessaries because of the very low
surface brightness fainter than 22.0 mag/arcsec**2 in B band.
First results appeared in the ASP
proceeding Vol. 221, p. 195: "Near IR-Imaging of LSB Galaxies:
the High and Low HI Content Cases".
Astronomical Journal September 2002 issue, vol 124, pag 1360.
Astronomical Journal, April 2006 issue, vol. 131, pag. 2035.
Astrophysical Journal Letters, April 2008 issue, vol. 677, pag. L13.
LSB galaxies discovered in the RCS catalogue