Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 362, 825-834 (2000/10-3)
Dynamical and content evolution of a sample of clusters from z∼0 to z∼0.5.
ADAMI C., HOLDEN B.P., CASTANDER F.J., MAZURE A., NICHOL R.C. and ULMER M.P.
Abstract (from CDS):
In this paper, we present an analysis of the dynamics and segregation of galaxies in rich clusters from z∼0.32 to z∼0.48 taken from the CFHT Optical PDCS (COP) survey and from the CNOC survey (Carlberg et al., 1997ApJ...476....7K
). Our results from the COP survey are based upon the recent observational work of Adami et al. (2000, ApJ, accepted) and Holden et al. (2000AJ....120...23H
) and use new spectroscopic and photometric data on six clusters selected from the Palomar Distant Cluster Survey (PDCS; Postman et al. 1996AJ....111..615P
). We have compared the COP and CNOC samples to the ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey (ENACS: z∼0.07). Our sample shows that the z≤0.4 clusters have the same velocity dispersion versus magnitude, morphological type and radius relationships as nearby (∼0.07) Abell clusters. The z∼0.48 clusters exhibit, however, departures from these relations. Furthermore, there appears to be a higher fraction of late-type (or bluer, e.g. Butcher & Oemler, 1984ApJ...285..426B
) galaxies in the distant clusters compared to the nearby ones. The classical scenario in which massive galaxies virialize before they evolve from late into early type explain our observations. In such a scenario, the clusters of our sample began to form before a redshift of approximately 0.8 and the late-type galaxy population had a continuous infall into the clusters.
galaxies: clusters: general - cosmology: observations - cosmology: large-scale structure of Universe
Status at CDS:
p. 828: CL 0039+4713 mispirnt for 0939+4713
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