Measuring the diffuse optical light in Abell 1651

@article{Gonzalez2000MeasuringTD,
  title={Measuring the diffuse optical light in Abell 1651},
  author={A. Gonzalez and A. Zabludoff and D. Zaritsky and J. Dalcanton},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={536},
  pages={561-570}
}
  • A. Gonzalez, A. Zabludoff, +1 author J. Dalcanton
  • Published 2000
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Using drift-scan data, a new approach to determining surface brightness profiles, and techniques for detecting low surface brightness signals, we fit the light profile of the brightest cluster galaxy (BCG) in the rich cluster Abell 1651 out to 670 h-1 kpc. This radius is a significant fraction of the virial radius of the cluster (2 h-1 Mpc), indicating that the sizes of the BCG and the cluster are comparable. We find that the profile is consistent with a de Vaucouleurs profile over the radial… CONTINUE READING

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