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The range of V - R colors for a cluster of E and S0 galaxies as a function of redshift

DeGioia-Eastwood, K. and Grasdalen, G. L. (1980) The range of V - R colors for a cluster of E and S0 galaxies as a function of redshift. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 239. L1-L3. ISSN 0004-637X


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The expected (V - R) color distribution for a centrally condensed, relaxed cluster of E and S0 galaxies has been calculated as a function of redshift. Because of the differences in the ultraviolet spectra of E and S0 galaxies, which are correlated with absolute magnitude, the spread in (V - R) colors for such a cluster becomes increasingly wide for increasing redshift. This effect becomes pronounced for redshifts of 0.4 and beyond. Thus evidence for the color evolution of cluster galaxies will be seen as an additional broadening of the color distribution.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: © 1980 The American Astronomical Society. Published in the Astrophysical Journal.
ID number or DOI: 10.1086/183280
Keywords: Astronomical photometry; Galactic Clusters; Galactic Evolution; Red shift; Spectral Energy Distribution; Spectrum analysis; Ultraviolet Spectra
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > Physics and Astronomy
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 20:46
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1332

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