Discovery of an isolated compact elliptical galaxy in the field

  title={Discovery of an isolated compact elliptical galaxy in the field},
  author={Avon P. Huxor and Steven Phillipps and James Price},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present the discovery of an isolated compact elliptical (cE) galaxy, found during a search of SDSS DR7 for cEs, and for which we obtained WHT/ACAM imaging. It is ~900 kpc distant from its nearest neighbour, has an effective r-band radius of ~500 pc and a B-band mean surface brightness within its effective radius of 19.75 mag/arcsec. Serendipitous deep SuprimeCam imaging shows that there is no underlying disk. Its isolated position suggests that there is an alternative channel to the… 

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