The globular cluster systems of NGC 3258 and NGC 3268 in the Antlia cluster

  title={The globular cluster systems of NGC 3258 and NGC 3268 in the Antlia cluster},
  author={Boris Dirsch and T. Richtler and L. P. Bassino Universidad de Concepcion and Universidad de La Plata},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
The Antlia galaxy cluster is the third nearest galaxy cluster after Virgo and Fornax. We used the wide-field MOSAIC camera of the 4-m CTIO telescope to search in the brightest cluster galaxies for globular cluster systems, which were detected in the two larger ellipticals - NGC 3258 and NGC 3268. These galaxies each contain several thousand clusters; NGC 3258 more than NGC 3268. The color distributions of the globular cluster systems are clearly bimodal. The peak colors agree with those of… 

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