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Galaxies 2017, 5(3), 38; doi:10.3390/galaxies5030038

The Brazil–Argentina Gemini Group for the Study of Globular Cluster Systems (BAGGs GCs): FLAMINGOS-2 and GMOS Data for NGC 1395

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Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas, National University of La Plata, La Plata B1900FWA, Argentina
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Instituto de Astrofísica de La Plata (CCT La Plata, CONICET-UNLP), La Plata B1904CMC, Argentina
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The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), CABA C1425FQB, Argentina
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Planetario de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, CABA C1425FGC, Argentina
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Departamento de Astronomia, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90040-060, Brazil
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Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas da U. de São Paulo, Cidade Universitária, 05508-900 São Paulo, Brazil
Current address: Paseo del Bosque s/n, La Plata CP B1900FWA, Argentina.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Duncan A. Forbes and Ericson D. Lopez
Received: 1 July 2017 / Revised: 3 August 2017 / Accepted: 7 August 2017 / Published: 14 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue On the Origin (and Evolution) of Baryonic Galaxy Halos)
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Abstract

In this letter, we present preliminary results of the analysis of Flamingos-2 and GMOS-S photometry of the globular cluster (GC) system of the elliptical galaxy NGC 1395. This is the first step of a long-term Brazilian–Argentinian collaboration for the study of GC systems in early-type galaxies. In the context of this collaboration, we obtained deep NIR photometric data in two different bands (J and K s), which were later combined with high quality optical Gemini + GMOS photometry previously obtained by the Argentinian team. This allowed us to obtain different color indices, less sensitive to the effect of horizontal branch (HB) stars for several hundreds of GC candidates, and to make an initial assessment of the presence or absence of multiple GC populations in colors in NGC 1395. View Full-Text
Keywords: early-type galaxies; globular cluster; galaxy halos early-type galaxies; globular cluster; galaxy halos
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Faifer, F.; Escudero, C.; Smith Castelli, A.; Forte, J.; Sesto, L.; Chies Santos, A.; Cortesi, A.; Mendes de Oliveira, C. The Brazil–Argentina Gemini Group for the Study of Globular Cluster Systems (BAGGs GCs): FLAMINGOS-2 and GMOS Data for NGC 1395. Galaxies 2017, 5, 38.

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