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Intracluster Extinction of Light from Galaxies in Virgo

  • A. Biviano
  • G. Giuricin
  • F. Mardirossian
  • M. Mezzetti
  • Y. Rephaeli
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 165)

Abstract

We have analyzed existing data on colours and Tully-Fisher distances of a sample of spiral galaxies in the Virgo cluster. The data seem to indicate a significant correlation between the colour-excesses and distances of these galaxies. This correlation may be due to extinction by intracluster (IC) dust. However, due to uncertainties in the observational data, and the limited size of the sample, such an interpretation may not yet be construed as an unequivocal evidence for dust in the Virgo cluster of galaxies.

Keywords

Spiral Galaxy Cluster Galaxy Unequivocal Evidence Colour Excess Virgo Cluster 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Biviano
    • 1
  • G. Giuricin
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Mardirossian
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Mezzetti
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. Rephaeli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of TriesteItaly
  2. 2.C.I.R.A.C.TriesteItaly
  3. 3.School of Physics and AstronomyTel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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