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Properties of Brightest Cluster Members

Djorgovski, S. and de Carvalho, R. and Shlosman, I. and Schombert, J. (1992) Properties of Brightest Cluster Members. In: Morphological and Physical Classification of Galaxies. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.178. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 427-428. ISBN 978-94-010-5113-2.

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Are the brightest cluster members (BCMs) somehow different from the “normal” ellipticals, or are their properties in accord with the high luminosity extension of the global properties and scaling laws of the family of ellipticals? We examined the behavior of BCMs in the parameter space defined by the luminosity (L), radius (R), surface brightness (μ), and velocity dispersion (σ), i.e., the so-called Fundamental Plane (FP) variables. We used the data from Malumuth and Kirshner, for both the core and the half-light parameters; the results on both radial scales were qualitatively the same.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. SD acknowledges a travel grant from the AAS, and a partial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:Velocity Dispersion; Scaling Relation; Surface Brightness; Versus Band; Peculiar Velocity
Series Name:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Issue or Number:178
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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