Kinematics , ages , and metallicities of star clusters in NGC 1316 : A 3 Gyr old merger remnant †

@inproceedings{Goudfrooij2000KinematicsA,
  title={Kinematics , ages , and metallicities of star clusters in NGC 1316 : A 3 Gyr old merger remnant †},
  author={Paul Goudfrooij and Jennifer Mack and Markus Kissler – Patig and Georges Meylan and Dante Minniti},
  year={2000}
}
We report on multi-object spectroscopy in the red spectral region of 37 candidate star clusters in an ,8 8 arcmin field centred on the giant early-type radio galaxy NGC 1316 (Fornax A), the brightest galaxy in the Fornax cluster. Out of this sample, 24 targets are found to be genuine star clusters associated with NGC 1316, and 13 targets are Galactic foreground stars. For the star cluster sample, we measure a mean heliocentric velocity vhel ˆ 1698 ^ 46 km s and a velocity dispersion s ˆ 227… CONTINUE READING

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