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Volume 439, Number 2, August IV 2005
Page(s) 533 - 538
Section Extragalactic astronomy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20052705

A&A 439, 533-538 (2005)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20052705

Research Note

The globular cluster system of NGC 1399

IV. Some noteworthy objects
T. Richtler1, B. Dirsch1, S. Larsen2, M. Hilker3 and L. Infante4

1  Grupo de Astronomía, Departamento de Física, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción, Chile
    e-mail: tom@coma.cfm.udec.cl
2  European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
3  Sternwarte der Universität Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121
4  Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, P. Universidad Católica, Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Santiago 22, Chile

(Received 15 January 2005 / Accepted 5 May 2005 )

We present 8 bright globular clusters and/or objects of less familiar nature which we found in the course of scrutinizing the globular cluster system of NGC 1399. These objects are morphologically striking, either by their sizes or by other structural properties. Some of them may be candidates for stripped dwarf galaxy nuclei, emphasizing the possible role of accretion in the NGC 1399 cluster system. They are all highly interesting targets for further deep spectroscopy or HST-imaging. Since these objects have been found within an area of only 42$\arcmin^2$, we expect many more still to be detected in a full census of the NGC 1399 cluster system.

Key words: galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD -- galaxies: individual: NGC 1399 -- galaxies: star clusters

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