Luminosity Dependence in the Fundamental Plane Projections of Elliptical Galaxies


We analyze the fundamental plane projections of elliptical galaxies as a function of luminosity, using a sample of ≈ 80, 000 galaxies drawn from Data Release 4 (DR4) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We separate brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) from our main sample and reanalyze their photometry due to a problem with the default pipeline sky… (More)


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