The UV luminosity function of nearby clusters of galaxies

  title={The UV luminosity function of nearby clusters of galaxies},
  author={L.Cortese and G.Gavazzi and A.Boselli and J.Iglesias-Paramo and Jos'e Donas and B. Milliard},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We present the UV composite luminosity function for galaxies in the Virgo, Coma and Abell 1367 clusters. The luminosity function (LF) is well fitted by a Schechter function with $M_{\rm UV}^* - 5~ \log\,h_{\rm 75}= -20.75 \pm 0.40$ and $\alpha = -1.50 \pm 0.10$ and does not differ significantly from the local UV luminosity function of the field. This result is in agreement with recent studies carried out in the $\rm H\alpha$ and B -bands which find no difference between the LFs of star forming… Expand

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