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Morphological Properties of Elliptical Galaxies

Djorgovski, S. (1987) Morphological Properties of Elliptical Galaxies. In: Structure and Dynamics of Elliptical Galaxies. International Astronimical Union. No.127. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 377-378. ISBN 978-90-277-2586-8.

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In the poster as presented at the meeting, I described global morphological properties of elliptical galaxies, based on the data from a CCD surface photometry survey of ~ 200 ellipticals and ~ 50 S0’s (Djorgovski 1985). In this brief summary, I emphasize two points: (1) there is a very weak and very noisy trend of radial shape with luminosity, in the sense that more luminous galaxies are less concentrated, and (2) there is no preference for low-luminosity ellipticals to show boxy isophotes, and they differ in that respect from the bulges.

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