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2007A&A...466L..21C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 466, L21-24 (2007/5-1)

Discovery of a new M 32-like ``Compact Elliptical'' galaxy in the halo of the Abell 496 cD galaxy.

CHILINGARIAN I., CAYATTE V., CHEMIN L., DURRET F., LAGANA T.F., ADAMI C. and SLEZAK E.

Abstract (from CDS):

``Compact ellipticals'' are so rare that a search for M 32 analogs is needed to ensure the very existence of this class. We report here the discovery of A496cE, a M 32 twin in the cluster Abell 496, located in the halo of the central cD. Based on CFHT and HST imaging we show that the light profile of A496cE requires a two component fit: a Sersic bulge and an exponential disc. The spectrum of A496cE obtained with the ESO-VLT FLAMES/Giraffe spectrograph can be fit by a stellar synthesis spectrum dominated by old stars, with high values of [Mg/Fe] and velocity dispersion. The capture of A496cE by the cD galaxy and tidal stripping of most of its disc are briefly discussed.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: evolution - galaxies: dwarf - galaxies: bulges - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD

Nomenclature: Text, Table 2: [CCC2007] ACO496JHHMMSS.ss+DDMMSS.s N=3, [CCC2007] A496cE N=1, [CCC2007] A496gN (Nos g1, g2).

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