The formation of ultracompact dwarf galaxies

@article{Fellhauer2001TheFO,
  title={The formation of ultracompact dwarf galaxies},
  author={Michael Fellhauer and Pavel Kroupa},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={330},
  pages={642-650}
}
Recent spectroscopic observations of galaxies in the Fornax Cluster reveal nearly unresolved 'star-like' objects with redshifts appropriate to the Fornax Cluster. These objects have intrinsic sizes of 100 pc and absoluteB-band magnitudes in the range -14 < M B < -11.5 mag and lower limits for the central surface brightness μ B ≥ 23 mag arcsec - 2 , and so appear to constitute a new population of ultracompact dwarf galaxies (UCDs). Such compact dwarfs were predicted to form from the amalgamation… 
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