Intracluster Planetary Nebulae in Clusters and Groups

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We present the results from multiple surveys for intracluster planetary nebulae (IPNe) in nearby galaxy clusters and groups. We find that in the case of clusters, our observations imply: 1) the amount of intracluster starlight is significant, up to 20% of the total starlight, 2) the Virgo Cluster is elongated along our line of sight, and 3) the intracluster… (More)

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