A complete 2dF survey of Fornax

MJ Drinkwater*, EM Sadler, JI Davies, RJ Dickens, MD Gregg, QA Parker, S Phillipps, RM Smith

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We are using the 2dF spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope to obtain spectra for a complete sample of all 14000 objects with 16.5 <B <19.7 in a 12 square degree area centred on the Fornax cluster. The aims of this project include the study of dwarf galaxies in the cluster (both known low surface brightness objects and putative normal surface brightness dwarfs) and a comparison sample of background field galaxies. We will also measure quasars, any previously unrecognised compact galaxies and a large sample of Galactic stars. Here we present initial results from the first 680 objects observed, including the discovery of a number of dwarf galaxies in the cluster more compact than any previously known.

Translated title of the contributionA Complete 2dF Survey of Fornax
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLooking Deep in Southern Skies
EditorsR Morganti, WJ Couch
Place of PublicationBERLIN
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)3-540-65286-8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventESO/Australia Workshop on Looking Deep in the Southern Sky - SYDNEY, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 199712 Dec 1997

Publication series



ConferenceESO/Australia Workshop on Looking Deep in the Southern Sky

Bibliographical note

Other: ESO/ATNF Workshop Sydney, Aus. 10 - 12 December 1997. Eds R Morganti & W J Couch


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