Surface Brightness Fluctuation Distances for Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies in the Fornax Cluster
We have obtained deep B and R-band CCD images of eight dwarf elliptical (dE) galaxies in the Fornax cluster using the FORS1 instrument at the VLT in service mode under excellent atmospheric conditions. A total of 92 fields distributed over the central regions of the galaxies have been analysed to measure local (B-R)0 colours and R-band surface brightness fluctuation (SBF) magnitudes m̄R. Within a galaxy the observed correlation of (B - R)0 with mR-0 follows closely the predicted slope of the...[Show more]
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