Compact stellar systems in the Fornax Cluster: Super-massive star clusters or extremely compact dwarf galaxies?

MJ Drinkwater*, JB Jones, MD Gregg, S Phillipps

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Abstract

We describe a population of compact objects in the centre of the Fornax Cluster which were discovered as part of our 2dF Fornax Spectroscopic Survey. These objects have spectra typical of old stellar systems, but are unresolved on photographic sky survey plates. They have absolute magnitudes - 13 <M(B)

Translated title of the contributionCompact Stellar Systems in the Fornax Cluster: Super-massive Star Clusters or Extremely Compact Dwarf Galaxies?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalPub. Astron. Soc. Australia
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000

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Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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Keywords

  • galaxies : star clusters
  • alaxies : dwarf
  • galaxies : formation
  • GLOBULAR-CLUSTERS
  • NGC 1399
  • SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY
  • RADIAL-VELOCITIES
  • NGC-1399
  • CATALOG
  • VIRGO

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