Nature and environment of Very Luminous Galaxies

  title={Nature and environment of Very Luminous Galaxies},
  author={Alberto Cappi and Christophe O. Benoist and Luiz Nicolaci da Costa and Sophie Maurogordato},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
The most luminous galaxies in the blue passband have a larger correlation amplitude than L * galaxies. They do not appear to be preferentially located in rich clusters or groups, but a significant fraction of them seem to be in systems which include fainter members. We present an analysis of fields centered on 18 Very Luminous Galaxies ($M_B \le -21$) selected from the Southern Sky Redshift Survey 2, based on new observations and public data of the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey; we present also… 

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