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The 6dF Galaxy Survey: Stellar population trends across and through the Fundamental Plane

Springob, Christopher M; Magoulas, Christine; Proctor, Rob; Colless, Matthew; Jones, D Heath; Kobayashi, Chiaki; Campbell, Lachlan; Lucey, John; Mould, Jeremy

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We present results from an analysis of stellar population parameters for 7132 galaxies in the 6dF Galaxy Survey Fundamental Plane (FP) sample. We bin the galaxies along the axes, v1, v2 and v3, of the tri-variate Gaussian to which we have fitted the galaxy distribution in effective radius, surface brightness and central velocity dispersion (FP space), and compute median values of stellar age, [Fe/H], [Z/H] and [α/Fe]. We determine the directions of the vectors in FP space along which each of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64996
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19900.x

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