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The Ages and Metallicities of Early Type Galaxies in the Fornax Cluster

Abstract:

We have measured central line strengths for a complete sample of early type galaxies in the Fornax cluster, comprising 11 elliptical and 11 lenticular galaxies, more luminous than M_B=-17. In contrast to the elliptical galaxies in the sample studied by Gonzalez (and recently revisited by Trager) we find that the Fornax ellipticals follow the locus of galaxies of fixed age in Worthey's models and have metallicities varying from roughly solar to three times solar. The lenticular galaxies howeve...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
295
Issue:
2
Pages:
L29-L33
Publication date:
1997-10-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:fcc2f041-8560-44a4-925d-3a920fe25d20
Source identifiers:
15667
Local pid:
pubs:15667
Language:
English
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