Observable Properties of Passively-Evolving Galaxies at High Redshift

  • Toru Yamada
  • Nobuo Arimoto
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)


There are evidenves which suggest that many of the early-type galaxies in rich cluster environment formed at fairly high redshift, z > 2. If the galaxies formed at such early epoch have experienced no intensive star-formation events, their photometric properties can be traced with less ambiguity by using the stellar evolutionary sinthesis models. Here we demonstrate what conspicuous feature can be observed for those passively-evolving galaxies at high redshift and how we can constrain the epoch and period of their formation.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toru Yamada
    • 1
  • Nobuo Arimoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Cosmic Radiation LaboratoryThe Institute of Physical and Chemical ResearchJapan
  2. 2.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of TokyoJapan

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