Environmental Dependence of the Structure of Brightest Cluster Galaxies

@inproceedings{Brough2005EnvironmentalDO,
  title={Environmental Dependence of the Structure of Brightest Cluster Galaxies},
  author={Sarah A Brough and Chris A. Collins and D. J. Burke and Paul D. Lynam and Robert G. Mann},
  year={2005}
}
We measure the Petrosian structural properties of 33 brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) at redshifts z 6 0.1 in X-ray selected clusters with a wide range of X-ray luminosities. We find that some BCGs show distinct signatures in their Petrosian profiles, likely to be due to cD haloes. We also find that BCGs in high X-ray luminosity clusters have shallower surface brightness profiles than those in low X-ray luminosity clusters. This suggests that the BCGs in high X-ray luminosity clusters have… CONTINUE READING

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