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2019ApJ...874...29M - Astrophys. J., 874, 29-29 (2019/March-3)

A MegaCAM survey of outer halo satellites. VII. A single Sersic index versus effective radius relation for Milky Way outer halo satellites.

MARCHI-LASCH S., MUNOZ R.R., SANTANA F.A., CARBALLO-BELLO J.A., CHANAME J., GEHA M., SIMON J.D., STETSON P.B. and DJORGOVSKI S.G.

Abstract (from CDS):

In this work, we use structural properties of the Milky Way's outer halo (RG > 25 kpc) satellites (dwarf spheroidal galaxies, ultra-faint dwarf (UFD) galaxies and globular clusters (GCs)) derived from deep, wide-field, and homogeneous data to present evidence of a correlation in the Sersic index versus effective radius plane followed by a large fraction of outer halo GCs and satellite dwarf galaxies. We show that this correlation can be entirely reproduced by fitting empirical relations in the central surface brightness versus absolute magnitude and Sersic index versus absolute magnitude parameter spaces, and by assuming the existence of two types of outer halo GCs: one of high surface brightness (HSB group), with properties similar to those of inner halo clusters; and another of low surface brightness (LSB group), which share characteristics with dwarf spheroidal and UFD galaxies. Given the similarities of LSB clusters with dwarf spheroidal and UFD galaxies, we discuss the possibility that outer halo clusters also originated inside dark matter halos and that tidal forces from different host galaxy potentials are responsible for the different properties between HSB and LSB clusters.

Abstract Copyright: © 2019. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: dwarf - Galaxy: halo - globular clusters: general

Simbad objects: 78

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