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Imaging of NGC 5907's stellar stream

Laine, Seppo and Grillmair, Carl J. and Martínez-Delgado, David and Romanowsky, Aaron J. and Capak, Peter L. and Arendt, Richard G. and Ashby, Matthew L. N. and Davies, James E. and Majewski, Steven R. and GaBany, R. Jay (2016) Imaging of NGC 5907's stellar stream. In: The General Assembly of Galaxy Halos: Structure, Origin and Evolution. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. No.317. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, pp. 324-325. ISBN 9781107138193.

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We have obtained deep g, r, and i-band Subaru and ultra-deep 3.6 μm IRAC images of parts of the multiply-wrapped stellar stream around the nearby edge-on galaxy NGC 5907. We have fitted the surface brightness measurements of the stream with FSPS stellar population synthesis models to derive the metallicity and age of the brightest parts of the stream. The resulting relatively high metallicity ([Fe/H] = −0.3) is consistent with a major merger scenario but a satellite accretion event cannot be ruled out.

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Laine, Seppo0000-0003-1250-8314
Grillmair, Carl J.0000-0003-4072-169X
Martínez-Delgado, David0000-0003-3835-2231
Romanowsky, Aaron J.0000-0003-2473-0369
Capak, Peter L.0000-0003-3578-6843
Arendt, Richard G.0000-0001-8403-8548
Ashby, Matthew L. N.0000-0002-3993-0745
Majewski, Steven R.0000-0003-2025-3147
Additional Information:© 2016 International Astronomical Union. Published online: 09 May 2016. This work is based in part on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, operated by JPL/Caltech under a contract with NASA and with the Subaru Telescope, operated by NAOJ. Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL/Caltech.
Group:COSMOS, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:galaxies: evolution, galaxies: halos, galaxies: individual (NGC 5907), galaxies: interactions, galaxies: structure
Series Name:Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue or Number:317
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:27 Feb 2017 18:11
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