Globular cluster luminosity functions and the Hubble constant from WFPC2 imaging: the dominant group elliptical NGC 5846

@article{Forbes1996GlobularCL,
  title={Globular cluster luminosity functions and the Hubble constant from WFPC2 imaging: the dominant group elliptical NGC 5846},
  author={Duncan A Forbes},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={112},
  pages={2448}
}
  • D. Forbes
  • Published 1996
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
The HST's WFPC2 has several advantages over ground--based observations for the study of globular cluster luminosity functions (GCLFs) and distance determination. Here we present WFPC2 data on the globular clusters associated with NGC 5846. This giant elliptical is the dominant galaxy in a small, compact group located ~ 13 Mpc beyond the Virgo cluster. We have detected over 1200 globular clusters in three (central, north and south) separate pointings. The luminosity function in each of these… Expand

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