SAURON: an innovative look at early-type galaxies

Martin Bureau, Michele Cappellari, Y. Copin, E. K. Verolme, P. T. Zeeuw, Roland Bacon, Eric Emsellem, R. L. Davies, Harald Kuntschner, R McDermid, Bryan W Miller, Reynier F. Peletier

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Abstract

A summary of the SAURON project and its current status is presented. SAURON is a panoramic integral-field spectrograph designed to study the stellar kinematics, gaseous kinematics, and stellar populations of spheroids. Here, the sample of galaxies and its properties axe described. The instrument is detailed and its capabilities illustrated through observational examples. These includes results on the structure of central stellar disks, the kinematics and ionization state of gaseous disks, and the stellar populations of galaxies with decoupled cores.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamics, structure and history of galaxies
EditorsGS DaCosta, Helmut Jerjen
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Pages53-62
Number of pages10
Volume273
ISBN (Electronic)9781583816080
ISBN (Print)1583811141
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventMeeting on Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies - QUEENSLAND, Australia
Duration: 30 Jul 20012 Aug 2001

Publication series

NameASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE SERIES
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Volume273

Conference

ConferenceMeeting on Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
CountryAustralia
CityQUEENSLAND
Period30/07/012/08/01

Keywords

  • INTEGRAL-FIELD SPECTROGRAPH
  • SUPERMASSIVE BLACK-HOLES
  • ELLIPTICAL GALAXIES
  • STAR-FORMATION
  • HOST GALAXIES
  • KINEMATICS
  • STELLAR
  • PROFILES
  • DISKS

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