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First Steps Towards a Physical Classification of Elliptical Galaxies

  • M. Capaccioli
  • G. Longo
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 160)

Abstract

Recent work proves that Hubble morphological type E includes two types of objects with quite different physical properties: disky systems, which can be interpreted as the end of the sequence of lenticular galaxies for vanishingly small bulge-to-disk ratios, and the boxy galaxies which might be the result of mergers. Observational evidences in support of this result are presented.

Keywords

Dark Matter Elliptical Galaxy Early Type Galaxy Bright Galaxy Fundamental Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Capaccioli
    • 1
  • G. Longo
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomical ObservatoryPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Capodimonte Astronomical ObservatoryNapoliItaly

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