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2018ApJ...859..108K Gemini/GMOS Spectroscopy of Globular Clusters in the Merger Remnant Galaxy M85 Ko, Youkyung; Lee, Myung Gyoon; Park, Hong Soo; Sohn, Jubee; Lim, Sungsoon; Hwang, Narae Abstract. M85 is a peculiar S0 galaxy in Virgo and a well-known merger remnant. We present the first spectroscopic study of globular clusters (GCs) in M85. We obtain spectra for 21 GC candidates and the nucleus of M85 using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini North 8.1 m telescope. From their radial velocities, 20 of the GCs are found to be members of M85. We find a strong rotation signal of the M85 GC system with a rotation amplitude of 235 km s^-1^. The rotation axis of the GC system has a position angle of about 161^degree^, which is 51.^degree^5 larger than that of the stellar light. The rotation-corrected radial velocity dispersion of the GC system is estimated to be {sigma}_{{r_},{cor}}=160 km s^-1^. The rotation parameter {{Omega}}{R}_icor_}/{sigma}_{{r_},{cor}} of the GC system is derived to be {1.47}_-0.48_^+1.05^, which is one of the largest among known early-type galaxies. The ages and metallicities of the GCs, which show the same trend as the results based on Lick indices, are derived from full spectrum fitting (ULySS). About half of the GCs are an intermediate-age population whose mean age is ~3.7 +/- 1.9 Gyr, having a mean [Fe/H] value of -0.26. The other half are old and metal-poor. These results suggest that M85 experienced a wet merging event about 4 Gyr ago, forming a significant population of star clusters. The strong rotational feature of the GC system can be explained by an off-center major merging. Key words: galaxies: abundances, galaxies: clusters: individual: Virgo, galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD, galaxies: individual: M85, galaxies: star clusters: general
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