The origin of the mue-MB and Kormendy relations in dwarf elliptical galaxies

  title={The origin of the mue-MB and Kormendy relations in dwarf elliptical galaxies},
  author={Alessandro Boselli and Samuel Boissier and Luca Cortese and Giuseppe Gavazzi},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Aims. The present work is aimed at studying the distribution of galaxies of different types and luminosities along different structural scaling relations to see whether massive and dwarf ellipticals have been shaped by the same formation process. Methods. This exercise is done by comparing the distribution of Virgo cluster massive and dwarf ellipticals and star forming galaxies along the B band effective surface brightness and effective radius vs. absolute magnitude relations and the Kormendy… Expand

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