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The SAMI pilot survey: The kinematic morphology-density relation in Abell 85, Abell 168 and Abell 2399

Fogarty, Lisa M R; Scott, Nicholas; Owers, M S; Brough, Sarah; Croom, Scott; Pracy, Michael; Houghton, Ryan C W; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Colless, Matthew; Davies, Roger L; Heath Jones, D; Sharp, Robert

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We examine the kinematic morphology of early-type galaxies (ETGs) in three galaxy clusters Abell 85, 168 and 2399. Using data from the Sydney-AAOMulti-object Integral field spectrograph we measure spatially resolved kinematics for 79 ETGs in these clusters. We calculate λR, a proxy for the projected specific stellar angular momentum, for each galaxy and classify the 79 ETGs in our samples as fast or slow rotators. We calculate the fraction of slow rotators in the ETG populations (fSR) of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74262
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu1165

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