The fundamental plane of early-type galaxies

J. Falcón-Barroso, G. van de Ven, R. Bacon, M. Bureau, M. Cappellari, R. L. Davies, P. T. de Zeeuw, E. Emsellem, D. Krajnovic, H. Kuntschner, R. M. McDermid, R. F. Peletier, M. Sarzi, R. C. E. van den Bosch

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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 mu m imaging to characterise our sample of E, SO 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCRAL 2010
Subtitle of host publicationa Universe of dwarf galaxies
EditorsM. Koleva, Ph. Prugniel, I. Vauglin
Place of PublicationLes Ulis, France
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9782759806621
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on a Universe of Dwarf Galaxies - Lyon, France
Duration: 14 Jun 201018 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)1633-4760


ConferenceConference on a Universe of Dwarf Galaxies


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