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Counting the Ghosts: Optical Field Surveys for Low Surface Brightness Galaxies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 April 2016

Julianne J. Dalcanton*
Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena CA 91101 andUniversity of Washington, Department of Astronomy, Box 351580 Seattle WA 98195


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Given the difficulties in detecting even a single LSB, surveying statistically significant numbers of LSBs presents a daunting task. Large, systematic surveys with well understood selection criteria are necessary for assessing the full cosmological significance of the LSB population. Here I briefly review some of the progress which has been made in the last ten years, and suggest strategies which may prove fruitful in the future.

Low Surface Brightness galaxy surveys
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