Global Stellar Populations of Elliptical Galaxies: B. Ultraviolet Energy Distributions

  • David Burstein
  • F. Bertola
  • L. M. Buson
  • S. M. Faber
  • Tod R. Lauer
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 141)


Ultraviolet energy distributions have been derived from IUE spectra for 32 early-type galaxies, including 30 elliptical and SO galaxies. These are combined with V magnitudes, Mg2 indices and central velocity dispersions (σ) to investigate a) the degree of correspondence between optical and UV energy distributions and b) the intrinsic range of stellar population at a given luminosity among early-type galaxies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Burstein
    • 1
  • F. Bertola
    • 2
  • L. M. Buson
    • 3
  • S. M. Faber
    • 4
  • Tod R. Lauer
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsArizona State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of AstronomyUniversity of PadovaItaly
  3. 3.Astronomical ObservatoryPadovaItaly
  4. 4.Lick ObservatoryU.C. Santa CruzUSA
  5. 5.Princeton University ObservatoryUSA

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