Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

The Fornax Spectroscopic Survey — Low Surface Brightness Galaxies in Fornax

  • M.J. Drinkwater (a1), S. Phillipps (a2) and J.B. Jones (a2)

Abstract

The Fornax Spectroscopic Survey is a large optical spectroscopic survey of all 14 000 objects with 16.5 < BJ < 19.7 in a 12 deg2 area of sky centered on the Fornax Cluster. We are using the 400-fibre Two Degree Field spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope: the multiplex advantage of this system allows us to observe objects conventionally classified as “stars” as well as “galaxies”. This is the only way to minimise selection effects caused by image classification or assessing cluster membership.

In this paper we present the first measurements of low surface brightness (LSB) galaxies we have detected both in the Fornax Cluster and among the background field galaxies. The new cluster members include some very low luminosity (MB ≈ −11.5 mag) dwarf ellipticals, whereas the background LSB galaxies are luminous (−19.6 < MB < −17.0 mag) disk-like galaxies.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      The Fornax Spectroscopic Survey — Low Surface Brightness Galaxies in Fornax
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      The Fornax Spectroscopic Survey — Low Surface Brightness Galaxies in Fornax
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      The Fornax Spectroscopic Survey — Low Surface Brightness Galaxies in Fornax
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

References

Hide All
Bureau, M., Mould, J.R., Staveley-Smith, L., 1996, ApJ, 463, 60
Colless, M., Ellis, R.S., Taylor, K., Shaw, G. 1991, MNRAS, 253, 686
Davies, J.L., Phillipps, S., Cawson, M.G.M., Disney, M.J., Kibblewhite, E.J. 1988, MNRAS, 232, 239
Drinkwater, M.J., Gregg, M.D. 1998, MNRAS, 296, L15
Drinkwater, M.J., Phillipps, S., Davies, J.I., Gregg, M.D., Jones, J.B., Parker, Q.A., Sadler, E.M., Smith, R.M. 1999. In preparation.
Ferguson, H.C., 1989, AJ, 98, 367 (FCC)
Ferguson, H.C., Sandage, A. 1988, AJ, 95, 1520
Francis, P.J., Hewett, P.C., Foltz, C.B., Chaffee, F.H., Weymann, R.J., Morris, S.L. 1991, ApJ, 373, 465
Irwin, M.J., Davies, J.I., Disney, M.J., Phillipps, S., 1990, MNRAS, 245, 289
Irwin, M., Maddox, S., McMahon, R. 1994, Spectrum, 2, 14
Jacoby, G.H., Hunter, D.A., Christian, C.A. 1984, ApJS, 65, 257
de Jong, R.S. 1996, A&A, 313, 45
Kron, R.G. 1980, ApJS, 43, 305
Kurtz, M.J., Mink, D.L., 1998, PASP, 110, 934
Morton, D.C., Krug, P.A., Tritton, K.P. 1985, MNRAS, 212, 325
Tonry, J., & Davies, M. 1979, AJ, 84, 1511

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed