The ACS Virgo Cluster Survey. VI. Isophotal Analysis and the Structure of Early-Type Galaxies

@article{Ferrarese2006TheAV,
  title={The ACS Virgo Cluster Survey. VI. Isophotal Analysis and the Structure of Early-Type Galaxies},
  author={Laura Ferrarese and Patrick C{\^o}t{\'e} and Andr{\'e}s Jord{\'a}n and Eric W. Peng and John P. Blakeslee and Slawomir Piatek and Simona Mei and David Merritt and Milos Milosavljevic and John L. Tonry and Michael J. West},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2006},
  volume={164},
  pages={334 - 434}
}
We present a detailed analysis of the morphology, isophotal parameters, and surface brightness profiles for 100 early-type members of the Virgo Cluster, from dwarfs (MB = -15.1 mag) to giants (MB = -21.8 mag), imaged in the g and z passbands using the Advanced Camera for Surveys on board the Hubble Space Telescope. Dust and complex morphological structures are common. Dust is detected in 42% of galaxies brighter than BT = 12.15 mag, while kiloparsec-scale stellar disk, bars, and nuclear stellar… 

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