Deep MOS Spectroscopy of NGC 1316 Globular Clusters
Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata , Paseo del Bosque s/n, La Plata B1900FWA, Argentina
Instituto de Astrofísica de La Plata (IALP; CCT La Plata, CONICET-UNLP), Paseo del bosque s/n, La Plata B1900FWA, Argentina
The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), CABA C1425FQB, Argentina
Planetario de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, CABA C1425FGC, Argentina
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Academic Editors: Duncan A. Forbes and Ericson D. Lopez
Received: 29 June 2017 / Revised: 8 August 2017 / Accepted: 9 August 2017 / Published: 15 August 2017
The giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 is the brightest galaxy in the Fornax cluster, and displays a number of morphological features that might be interpreted as an intermediate age merger remanent (∼3 Gyr). Based on the idea that globular clusters systems (GCS) constitute genuine tracers of the formation and evolution of their host galaxies, we conducted a spectroscopic study of approximately 40 globular clusters (GCs) candidates associated with this interesting galaxy. We determined ages, metallicities, and
-element abundances for each GC present in the sample, through the measurement of different Lick indices and their subsequent comparison with simple stellar populations models (SSPs).
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Sesto, L.A.; Faifer, F.R.; Forte, J.C.; Castelli, A.V.S. Deep MOS Spectroscopy of NGC 1316 Globular Clusters. Galaxies 2017, 5, 39.
Sesto LA, Faifer FR, Forte JC, Castelli AVS. Deep MOS Spectroscopy of NGC 1316 Globular Clusters. Galaxies. 2017; 5(3):39.
Sesto, Leandro A.; Faifer, Favio R.; Forte, Juan C.; Castelli, Analía V.S. 2017. "Deep MOS Spectroscopy of NGC 1316 Globular Clusters." Galaxies 5, no. 3: 39.
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