Elliptical Galaxies: The Age — Metallicity Dilemma

  • Cesare Chiosi
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)


In this paper, we briefly report on the study by Bressan et al. (1995, BCT) who examine the properties of elliptical galaxies in the space of the parameters Hβ, [MgFe], (1550-V), and velocity dispersion Σ, try to infer the age of these systems, and cast light on the age-metallicity dilemma.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cesare Chiosi
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyPadovaItaly

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