The Anisotropic Distribution of Satellite Galaxies

  title={The Anisotropic Distribution of Satellite Galaxies},
  author={Jeremy Bailin and Chris Power and Peder R. Norberg and Dennis Zaritsky and Brad K. Gibson},
Contrary to several recent studies, we find strong evidence in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey for the “Holmberg Effect”, the tendency for the satellites of isolated late-type galaxies to align with the minor axis of the galactic disc. In the case of isolated earlytypes, we find that satellites tend to align with the major axis of the galaxy. Using mock catalogues generated from cosmological N -body simulations, we demonstrate that previous studies, which found results to the contrary, used galaxy… CONTINUE READING
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