Kinematics and line strength indices in the halos of the Coma brightest cluster galaxies NGC 4874 and NGC 4889*

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Aims. We investigate the stellar kinematics and line strength indices in the outer halos of brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) in the Coma cluster to obtain the outer halo Vrot and σ profiles and to derive constraints on the formation history of these objects. Methods. We analyzed absorption lines in deep, medium-resolution, long-slit spectra in the… (More)

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@inproceedings{Coccato2010KinematicsAL, title={Kinematics and line strength indices in the halos of the Coma brightest cluster galaxies NGC 4874 and NGC 4889*}, author={L. Coccato and Michela Arnaboldi and Ortwin E. Gerhard and Katie Coren Freeman and Giulia Ventimiglia and Norikazu Yasuda}, year={2010} }