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Globular Clusters and the Halos of Dwarf Galaxies

Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP, Radboud University, P.O. box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Academic Editors: Duncan A. Forbes and Ericson D. Lopez
Galaxies 2017, 5(3), 46;
Received: 25 July 2017 / Revised: 11 August 2017 / Accepted: 14 August 2017 / Published: 29 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue On the Origin (and Evolution) of Baryonic Galaxy Halos)
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Many dwarf galaxies have disproportionately rich globular cluster (GC) systems for their luminosities. Moreover, the GCs tend to be preferentially associated with the most metal-poor stellar populations in their parent galaxies, making them attractive tracers of the halos of dwarf (and larger) galaxies. In this contribution, I briefly discuss some constraints on cluster disruption obtained from studies of metal-poor GCs in dwarf galaxies. I then discuss our recent work on detailed abundance analysis from integrated-light spectroscopy of GCs in Local Group dwarf galaxies. View Full-Text
Keywords: galaxies: abundances; galaxies: star clusters; globular clusters: general galaxies: abundances; galaxies: star clusters; globular clusters: general

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