27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

UV-enhancement in brightest cluster galaxies

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics


Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University)


I will present results of an ongoing investigation of a large sample of brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs), their properties and the relationships between these and the properties of the host clusters. Here, we compare the stellar population properties derived from high signal-to-noise, optical long-slit spectra with the GALEX ultraviolet (UV) colour measurements for 36 nearby BCGs to understand the diversity in the most rapidly evolving feature in old stellar systems, the UV-upturn.

Primary author

Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University)


Dr Patricia Sanchez-blazquez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)

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