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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2006MNRAS.372.1259S Ages, metallicities and [{alpha}/Fe] ratios of globular clusters in NGC 147, 185 and 205 Sharina, M. E.; Afanasiev, V. L.; Puzia, T. H. Abstract. We present measurements of ages, metallicities and [{alpha}/Fe] ratios for 16 globular clusters (GCs) in NGC 147, 185 and 205 and of the central regions of the diffuse galaxy light in NGC 185 and 205. Our results are based on spectra obtained with the SCORPIO multislit spectrograph at the 6-m telescope of the Russian Academy of Sciences. We include in our analysis high-quality Hubble Space Telescope/WFPC2 photometry of individual stars in the studied GCs to investigate the influence of their horizontal branch (HB) morphology on the spectroscopic analysis. All our sample GCs appear to be old (T > 8 Gyr) and metal-poor ([Z/H] -1.1), except for the GCs Hubble V in NGC 205 (T = 1.2 +/- 0.6 Gyr, [Z/H] = -0.6 +/- 0.2), Hubble VI in NGC 205 (T = 4 +/- 2 Gyr, [Z/H] = -0.8 +/- 0.2) and FJJVII in NGC 185 (T = 7 +/- 3 Gyr, [Z/H] = -0.8 +/- 0.2). The majority of our GCs sample has solar [{alpha}/Fe] enhancement in contrast to the halo population of GCs in M31 and the Milky Way. The HB morphologies for our sample GCs follow the same behaviour with metallicity as younger halo Galactic GCs. We show that it is unlikely that they bias our spectroscopic age estimates based on Balmer absorption-line indices. Spectroscopic ages and metallicities of the central regions in NGC 205 and 185 coincide with those obtained from colour-magnitude diagrams. The central field stellar populations in these galaxies have approximately the same age as their most central GCs (Hubble V in NGC 205 and FJJIII in NGC 185), but are more metal-rich than the central GCs. Key words: globular clusters: general, galaxies: abundances, galaxies: individual: NGC 147, NGC 185, NGC 205, galaxies: star clusters
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