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Dusty Ellipticals

A catalog of dusty elliptical galaxies is presented in [32] where the authors also classify the objects based on the relative disposition and morphology of the dust distribution as given in the table below.

Dusty Ellipticals [32]
TypeDefinition
OOblate - dust lane lies parallel to the optical major axis of the galaxy (this class may be contaminated by normal S0 or Sa galaxies.)
PProlate - dust lane lies parallel to the optical minor axis of the galaxy.
SSkew - dust lane does not lie parallel to either optical axis of the galaxy.
IIndeterminate - stellar component of galaxy appears spherical; dust is in a well-defined lane.
DDiffuse - dust is distributed in irregular patches in the galaxy.
MMultiple - galaxy has two dust lanes: one on the optical major axis, one on the optical minor axis.
WWarped - dust lane is warped.
BEBright Edge - dust lane has a bright edge, possibly due to a stellar disk.
UUnknown - dust type could not be determined, but galaxy has been identified as containing dust.

Click here for the NED listing of the Dusty Ellipticals cited in Ebneter, K., & Balick, B. 1985, Astron. J., 90, 183.

A selection of additional papers discussing Dust-Lane Ellipticals include:

  1. Bertola, F., & Bettoni, D., Astrophys. J., 329, 102, (1988). Click here for cited objects.
  2. Bertola, F., Galletta, G., & Zeilinger, W.W., Astron. Astrophys., 254, 89, (1992). Click here for cited objects.
  3. Brosch, N., & Loinger, F., Astron. Astrophys., 249, 327, (1991) Click here for cited objects.
  4. Lauer, T.R., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 216, 429, (1985). Click here for cited objects.
  5. Mollenhoff, C., & Marenbach, G., Astron. Astrophys., 154, 219, (1986). Click here for cited objects.
  6. Mollenhoff, C., & Bender, R., Astron. Astrophys., 174, 63, (1987). Click here for cited objects.
  7. Nieto, J.-L., Coupinot, G., Lelievre, G., & Madsen, C., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 203, 39P, (1983). Click here for cited objects.
  8. Sharples, R.M., Carter, D., Hawarden, T.G., & Longmore, A.J., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 202, 37, (1983). Click here for cited objects.
  9. Sparkes, W.B., Wall, J.V., Thorne, D.J., Jorden, P.R., van Breda, I.G., & Jorgensen, H.E., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 217, 87, (1985). Click here for cited objects.
  10. Vereshchagin, S.V., Smirnov, M.A., & Tutukov, A.V., Sov. Astron. A.J., 33, 269, (1989) (orig. Astron. Zh., 66, 527 (1989)).
  11. Veron-Cetty, M.-P., & Veron, P., Astron. Astrophys., 28, 204 (1988). Click here for cited objects.
  12. Warren-Smith, R.F., & Berry, D.S., Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 205, 889, (1983). Click here for cited objects.


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