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A complete 2df survey of Fornax

Drinkwater, M. J., Sadler, E. M., Davies, Jonathan Ivor, Dickens, R. J., Gregg, M. D., Parker, Q. A., Phillipps, S. and Smith, Rodney 1999. A complete 2df survey of Fornax. Presented at: ESO/Australia Workshop, Sydney, Australia, 10-12 December 1997. Published in: Morganti, Raffaella and Couch, Warrick J. eds. Looking Deep in the Southern Sky: Proceedings of the ESO/Australia Workshop Held at Sydney, Australia, 10-12 December 1997. ESO Astrophysics Symposia New York: Springer,

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540652861
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 06:46

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