Volume 439, Number 2, August IV 2005
|Page(s)||533 - 538|
|Published online||29 July 2005|
The globular cluster system of NGC 1399
IV. Some noteworthy objects
Grupo de Astronomía, Departamento de Física, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción, Chile e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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′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
© ESO, 2005
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