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2008A&A...484..347C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 484, 347-354 (2008/6-3)

Color dependence in the spatial distribution of satellite galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

We explore the color dependence of the radial profile of satellite galaxies around isolated parent galaxies. Samples of potential satellites selected from large galaxy redshift surveys are significantly contaminated by interlopers - objects not bound to the parent galaxy. We use the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to estimate the interloper fraction in samples of candidate satellite galaxies.We show that samples of red and blue satellites have different interloper populations: a larger fraction of blue galaxies are likely to be interlopers compared to red galaxies. Both with and without interloper subtraction, the radial profile of blue satellites is significantly shallower than that of red satellites. In addition, while red and blue primaries have different interloper fractions, the slope of the corrected radial profiles are consistent after interloper correction. We discuss the implications of these results for galaxy formation models.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: structure - galaxies: formation - cosmology: dark matter - galaxies: fundamental parameters

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Number of rows : 1

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
1 NAME Local Group GrG ~ ~           ~ 7109 0

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NAME Local Group -- Group of Galaxies
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V(km/s) 35 [~] / z(~) 0.000117 [~] / cz 35.00 [~]
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NAME LG NAME Local Group [FWB89] GrG 282

References (7109 between 1850 and 2021) (Total 7109)
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