Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): The unimodal nature of the dwarf galaxy population

Smriti Mahajan, Michael J. Drinkwater, S. Driver, Lee S. Kelvin, A. M. Hopkins, I. Baldry, S. Phillipps, J. Bland-Hawthorn, S. Brough, J. Loveday, Samantha J. Penny, A. S. G. Robotham

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In this paper we aim to (i) test the number of statistically distinct classes required to classify the local galaxy population, and, (ii) identify the differences in the physical and star formation properties of visually-distinct galaxies. To accomplish this, we analyse the structural parameters (effective radius r_e, effective surface brightness within r_e (mu_e), central surface brightness (mu_0), and S'ersic index (n)), obtained by fitting the light profile of 432 galaxies (0.002z
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2967-2984
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2014


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