The Globular Cluster Luminosity Functions of Brightest Cluster Galaxies by

  title={The Globular Cluster Luminosity Functions of Brightest Cluster Galaxies by},
  author={John Paul Blakeslee and John L. Tonry},
A new technique for studying globular cluster populations around relatively distant galaxies is developed and applied to a sample of 23 galaxies in 19 Abell clusters. The technique is based on the surface brightness fluctuations method of determining galaxy distances. The galaxies in this sample range in redshift from 5000 to 10,000 km s1, and were selected from the Lauer & Postman (1994) survey. The analysis assumes that the mean magnitude of the globular cluster luminosity functions (GCLFs… CONTINUE READING

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