TullyFisher relation

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Tully–Fisher relation

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In astronomy, the Tully–Fisher relation (TFR) is an empirical relationship between the mass or intrinsic luminosity of a spiral galaxy and its asymptotic rotation velocity or emission line width. It was first published in 1977 by astronomers R. Brent Tully and J. Richard Fisher. The luminosity is calculated by multiplying the galaxy's apparent brightness by , where is its distance from us, and the spectral-line width is measured using long-slit spectroscopy.

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