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The Fundamental Plane of Early-Type Galaxies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2011

J. Falcón-Barroso
Affiliation:
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, vía Láctea s/n, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
G. van de Ven
Affiliation:
Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Königstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
R. Bacon
Affiliation:
CRAL, 9 avenue Charles André, 69230 Saint Genis Laval, France
M. Bureau
Affiliation:
University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK
M. Cappellari
Affiliation:
University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK
R.L. Davies
Affiliation:
European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
P.T. de Zeeuw
Affiliation:
European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
E. Emsellem
Affiliation:
European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
D. Krajnovic
Affiliation:
European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
H. Kuntschner
Affiliation:
European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
R.M. McDermid
Affiliation:
Gemini Observatory, 670 N. A’ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
R.F. Peletier
Affiliation:
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Postbus 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
M. Sarzi
Affiliation:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts AL1 9AB, UK
R.C.E. van den Bosch
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
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Abstract

We report recent results from the photometric follow-up study we are conducting in the context of the SAURON project. We use ground-based MDM V −band and Spitzer/IRAC 3.6 μm imaging to characterise our sample of E, S0 and Sa galaxies photometrically. Combined with SAURON integral-field spectroscopic observations, this information allows us to explore and understand the location of these galaxies on the Fundamental Plane relation, providing an important diagnostic tool to study their formation and evolution.

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Research Article
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© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2011

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