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The Dwarf Spheroidal Companions to M31: WFPC2 Observations of Andromeda II

Da Costa, Gary; Armandroff, Taft E; Caldwell, Nelson; Seitzer, P

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The Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 camera has been used to image Andromeda II, a dwarf spheroidal (dSph) companion to M31. The resulting color-magnitude (c-m) diagrams reveal the morphology of the horizontal branch (HB) in this dwarf galaxy. We find that like Andromeda I, and like most of the Galactic dSph companions, the HB morphology of And II is predominantly red. Unlike And I, however, there is no evidence for a radial gradient in HB morphology in the And II data. Based on a comparison with a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/90210
Source: Astronomical Journal

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