Faint Fuzzies and the Formation of Lenticular Galaxies

  title={Faint Fuzzies and the Formation of Lenticular Galaxies},
  author={Andreas Burkert and Jean P. Brodie and S S Larsen},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={231 - 235}
We investigate the dynamical state of a new class of extended star clusters known as "faint fuzzies," which were discovered in two nearby S0 galaxies, NGC 1023 and NGC 3384. It is shown that the faint fuzzies of NGC 1023 lie in a fast-rotating ringlike structure within the galactic disk with mean radius of 5 kpc, rotational velocity of 200 km s-1, and velocity dispersion of 115 km s-1. We propose a scenario for the origin of faint fuzzies that is connected to the origin of S0 galaxies as a… 

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