- We discuss some recent integral field spectroscopy using the SAURON instrument of a sample consisting of 24 early-type spirals, part of the SAURON Survey, and 18 late-type spirals. Using 2-dimensional maps of their stellar radial velocity, velocity dispersion, and absorption line strength, it is now much easier to understand the nature of nearby galactic bulges. We discuss a few highlights of this work, and point out some new ideas about the formation of galactic bulges.
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6 pages, 3 figures, LaTeX. To appear in the proceedings of IAU
Symposium 245 "Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Bulges", M. Bureau, E.
Athanassoula, and B. Barbuy, eds; a high resolution version available at
Spiral Galaxies in the SAURON Survey
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