Distinct core and halo stellar populations and the formation history of the bright Coma cluster early-type galaxy NGC 4889

@article{Coccato2010DistinctCA,
  title={Distinct core and halo stellar populations and the formation history of the bright Coma cluster early-type galaxy NGC 4889},
  author={Lodovico Coccato and Ortwin Gerhard and Magda Arnaboldi},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={407}
}
We study the stellar population far into the halo of one of the two brightest galaxies in the Coma cluster, NGC 4889, based on deep medium-resolution spectroscopy with FOCAS at the Subaru 8.2-m telescope. We fit single stellar population models to the measured line-strength (Lick) indices (Hβ, Mgb, [MgFe]′ and 〈Fe〉). Combining with literature data, we construct radial profiles of metallicity, [α/Fe] element abundance ratio and age for NGC 4889, from the centre out to ∼60 kpc (∼ 4 Re). We find… Expand

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