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The kinematic properties of isolated elliptical galaxies

  • George K. T. Hau (a1) (a2), Duncan A. Forbes (a3) and Fatma Reda (a3) (a4)

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Ellipticals in very low density environments are extremely rare but hold important clues about galaxy formation and evolution. We present results of an investigation of their internal dynamics. We observe a dichotomy in kinematic properties similar to that in normal ellipticals. We compare the positions of isolated ellipticals with respect to the Fundamental Plane of normal ellipticals and find that they fall onto it, with the exception of NGC 2865. This shows that isolated ellipticals are structurally similar to normal ellipticals, and do not have very young ages, although some have signs of past mergers or interactions.To search for other articles by the author(s) go to: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html

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The kinematic properties of isolated elliptical galaxies

  • George K. T. Hau (a1) (a2), Duncan A. Forbes (a3) and Fatma Reda (a3) (a4)

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