Do galaxy mergers form elliptical galaxies? A comparison of kinematic and photometric properties

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We present near-IR K-band imaging and spectroscopy of a sample of galaxy mergers, which we use to derive light profile indices, absolute magnitudes and central velocity dispersions. It is found that the light distributions of mergers more nearly resemble those of ellipticals than of bulges, but that the mergers lie well away from the Fundamental Plane… (More)

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@inproceedings{James2008DoGM, title={Do galaxy mergers form elliptical galaxies? A comparison of kinematic and photometric properties}, author={Phil James and Cheryl Bate and Martyn Wells and Gillian Wright and Ren{\'e} Doyon}, year={2008} }