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Disentangling the stellar populations in the counter-rotating disc galaxy NGC 4550

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In order to try and understand its origins, we present high-quality long-slit spectral observations of the counter-rotating stellar discs in the strange S0 galaxy NGC 4550. We kinematically decompose the spectra into two counter-rotating stellar components (plus a gaseous component), in order to study both their kinematics and their populations. The derived kinematics largely confirm what was known previously about the stellar discs, but trace them to larger radii with smaller errors; the fit...

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10.1093/mnras/sts121

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Author
Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
428
Issue:
2
Pages:
1296-1302
Publication date:
2013-01-05
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:e05f0341-ff22-4017-adcf-dc0b969f19d9
Source identifiers:
388167
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pubs:388167

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