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2016MNRAS.460.2862B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 460, 2862-2874 (2016/August-2)

The evolution in the stellar mass of brightest cluster galaxies over the past 10 billion years.

BELLSTEDT S., LIDMAN C., MUZZIN A., FRANX M., GUATELLI S., HILL A.R., HOEKSTRA H., KURINSKY N., LABBE I., MARCHESINI D., MARSAN Z.C., SAFAVI-NAEINI M., SIFON C., STEFANON M., VAN DE SANDE J., VAN DOKKUM P. and WEIGEL C.

Abstract (from CDS):

Using a sample of 98 galaxy clusters recently imaged in the near-infrared with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) New Technology Telescope, WIYN telescope and William Herschel Telescope, supplemented with 33 clusters from the ESO archive, we measure how the stellar mass of the most massive galaxies in the universe, namely brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs), increases with time. Most of the BCGs in this new sample lie in the redshift range 0.2 < z < 0.6, which has been noted in recent works to mark an epoch over which the growth in the stellar mass of BCGs stalls. From this sample of 132 clusters, we create a subsample of 102 systems that includes only those clusters that have estimates of the cluster mass. We combine the BCGs in this subsample with BCGs from the literature, and find that the growth in stellar mass of BCGs from 10 billion years ago to the present epoch is broadly consistent with recent semi-analytic and semi-empirical models. As in other recent studies, tentative evidence indicates that the stellar mass growth rate of BCGs may be slowing in the past 3.5 billion years. Further work in collecting larger samples, and in better comparing observations with theory using mock images, is required if a more detailed comparison between the models and the data is to be made.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: evolution

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/460/2862): table2.dat table5.dat>

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CDS comments: In Table 5, RX-J0142.0-2131 is a misprint for RX-J0142.0+2131.

Simbad objects: 138

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