NASA/IPAC EXTRAGALACTIC DATABASE
Date and Time of the Query: 2019-07-22 T02:00:08 PDT
Help | Comment | NED Home

For refcode 2003A&A...410L..25C:
Retrieve 3 NED objects in this reference.
Please click here for ADS abstract

NED Abstract

Copyright by European Southern Observatory (ESO). Reproduced by permission
2003A&A...410L..25C The UV luminosity function of nearby clusters of galaxies L. Cortese, G. Gavazzi, A. Boselli, J. Iglesias-Paramo, J. Donas and B. Milliard Received 18 July 2003 / Accepted 23 September 2003 We present the UV composite luminosity function for galaxies in the Virgo, Coma and Abell 1367 clusters. The luminosity function (LF) is well fitted by a Schechter function with M_UV_^*^ - 5 log h_75_= -20.75 +/- 0.40 and {alpha} = -1.50 +/- 0.10 and does not differ significantly from the local UV luminosity function of the field. This result is in agreement with recent studies carried out in the H{alpha} and B-bands which find no difference between the LFs of star forming galaxies in clusters and in the field. This indicates that, whatever mechanisms are responsible for quenching the star formation in clusters, they influence similarly the giant and the dwarf populations, leaving the shape of the LF unchanged and only modifying its normalization. Keywords: galaxies: luminosity function, galaxies: clusters: individual: Abell 1367, Coma, Virgo, galaxies: evolution
Retrieve 3 NED objects in this reference.
Please click here for ADS abstract

Back to NED Home