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Galaxies with a central minimum in stellar luminosity density

Abstract:

We used Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 images to identify six early-type galaxies with surface brightness profiles that decrease inward over a limited range of radii near their centers. The inferred luminosity density profiles of these galaxies have local minima interior to their core break radii. NGC 3706 harbors a high surface brightness ring of starlight with radius ≈20 pc. Its central structure may be related to that in the double-nucleus galaxies M31 and NGC 4486B. NGC 4406 and NGC 6876 ha...

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10.1086/342932

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Gebhardt, K More by this author
Richstone, D More by this author
Tremaine, S More by this author
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Journal:
ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL
Volume:
124
Issue:
4
Pages:
1975-1987
Publication date:
2002-10-05
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EISSN:
1538-3881
ISSN:
0004-6256
URN:
uuid:3f0c8892-f209-40af-9804-b40095a68c26
Source identifiers:
25830
Local pid:
pubs:25830

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