Volume 400, Number 1, March II 2003
|Page(s)||119 - 125|
|Published online||24 February 2003|
Embedded disks in Fornax dwarf elliptical galaxies*
Sterrenkundig Observatorium, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281, S9, Belgium e-mail: email@example.com
2 Institut für Astronomie, Universität Wien, Türkenschanzstraße 17, 1180 Wien, Austria e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 , Alonso de Cordova 3107, Santiago, Chile e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: S. De Rijcke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 16 December 2002
We present photometric and kinematic evidence for the presence of stellar disks, seen practically edge-on, in two Fornax dwarf galaxies, FCC 204 (dS0(6)) and FCC 288 (dS0(7)). This is the first time such structures have been identified in Fornax dwarfs. FCC 288 has only a small bulge and a bright flaring and slightly warped disk that can be traced out to ´´ from the center (2.05 kpc for km s-1 Mpc-1). FCC 204's disk can be traced out to ± 20´´ (1.78 kpc). This galaxy possesses a large bulge. These results can be compared to the findings of Jerjen et al. ([CITE]) and Barazza et al. ([CITE]) who discovered nucleated dEs with spiral and bar features in the Virgo Cluster.
Key words: galaxies: dwarf / galaxies: clusters: individual: Fornax / galaxies: individual: FCC 204, FCC 288
© ESO, 2003
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