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ISO's Contribution to the Study of Clusters of Galaxies

Metcalfe, Leo and Fadda, Dario and Biviano, Andrea (2005) ISO's Contribution to the Study of Clusters of Galaxies. Space Science Reviews, 119 (1-4). pp. 425-446. ISSN 0038-6308. doi:10.1007/s11214-005-8065-y.

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Starting with nearby galaxy clusters like Virgo and Coma, and continuing out to the furthest galaxy clusters for which ISO results have yet been published (z = 0.56), we discuss the development of knowledge of the infrared and associated physical properties of galaxy clusters from early IRAS observations, through the “ISO-era” to the present, in order to explore the status of ISO's contribution to this field. Relevant IRAS and ISO programmes are reviewed, addressing both the cluster galaxies and the still-very-limited evidence for an infrared-emitting intra-cluster medium. ISO made important advances in knowledge of both nearby and distant galaxy clusters, such as the discovery of a major cold dust component in Virgo and Coma cluster galaxies, the elaboration of the correlation between dust emission and Hubble-type, and the detection of numerous Luminous Infrared Galaxies (LIRGs) in several distant clusters. These and consequent achievements are underlined and described. We recall that, due to observing time constraints, ISO's coverage of higher-redshift galaxy clusters to the depths required to detect and study statistically significant samples of cluster galaxies over a range of morphological types could not be comprehensive and systematic, and such systematic coverage of distant clusters will be an important achievement of the Spitzer Observatory.

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Additional Information:© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005. (Received 10 November 2004; Accepted in final form 20 December 2004) Based on observations with ISO, an ESA project with instruments funded by ESA Member States (especially the PI countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) and with the participation of ISAS and NASA.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:Dust; Coma Cluster; Significant Sample; Dust Emission; Galaxy Cluster
Issue or Number:1-4
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Official Citation:Metcalfe, L., Fadda, D. & Biviano, A. Space Sci Rev (2005) 119: 425.
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:23 Aug 2019 18:05
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