Many papers were devoted to the study of diameters and specially to the
reduction to the standard system defined by the isophote at the brightness
of 25 B mag/arcsec2. The conclusion of these studies was published
Paturel et al. (1991); see also
Paturel et al. (1997)
The diameters are expressed in log of 0.1 arcmin, logd25, according to the convention of Second Reference Catalog (de Vaucouleurs et al. 1976). For instance a diameter of 10 arcmin will be given as logd25=2.00.
The shape of the galaxy at the same isophotal level (B=25 mag/arcsec 2) is defined in the parameter logr25.
The diameter corrected for galactic extinction, logdc is derived from logd25.