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Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): the red fraction and radial distribution of satellite galaxies

Prescott, Matthew; Baldry, Ivan; James, P. A.; Bamford, Steven P.; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Brough, Sarah; Brown, M; Cameron, Ewen; Conselice, Christopher; Croom, Scott M; Driver, Simon P; Sharp, Robert


We investigate the properties of satellite galaxies that surround isolated hosts within the redshift range 0.01 < z < 0.15, using data taken as part of the Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey. Making use of isolation and satellite criteria that take into account stellar mass estimates, we find 3514 isolated galaxies of which 1426 host a total of 2998 satellites. Separating the red and blue populations of satellites and hosts, using colour-mass diagrams, we investigate the radial distribution of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19353.x
Access Rights: Open Access


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