Astronomy and Astrophysics M32–like Galaxies: Still Very Rare M32 Analogues Do Not Exist in the Leo Group


New observations of galaxies in the direction of the Leo group, which were classified as being candidates for M32– like dwarf galaxies by Ferguson & Sandage (1990), show that these galaxies are normal elliptical galaxies at redshifts between z = 0.02 and z = 0.06. This result adds further evidence that the faint end of the luminosity function of elliptical… (More)


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