The continuing formation of early-type galaxies

An H I survey

R. Morganti*, E. Manthey, A. Crocker, T. Oosterloo, P. T. De Zeeuw, R. M. McDermid, D. Krajnovic, M. Cappellari, A. Weijmans, M. Sarzi

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A deep H I survey of nearby early-type galaxies carried out with the Westerbork Radio Synthesis Telescope has shown that, contrary to expectation, neutral hydrogen is a significant constituent of the ISM in this type of objects located in low density environment. The studied galaxies are part of a representative sample of nearby E and SO for which integral-field spectroscopy using the SAURON spectrograph is available. We present preliminary results on the comparison of the characteristics of the H I with those of the molecular and ionised gas as well as the stellar dynamics and population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Evolution of Galaxies Through the Neutral Hydrogen Window
EditorsRobert Minchin, Emmanuel Momjian
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780735405585
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Evolution of Galaxies Through the Neutral Hydrogen Window - Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Duration: 1 Feb 20083 Feb 2008


OtherThe Evolution of Galaxies Through the Neutral Hydrogen Window
CountryPuerto Rico

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