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SDSS-IV MaNGA: probing the kinematic morphology-density relation of early-type galaxies with MaNGA

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  • J. E. Greene
  • A. Leauthaud
  • E. Emsellem
  • Daniel Goddard
  • J. Ge
  • B. H. Andrews
  • J. Brinkman
  • J. R. Brownstein
  • J. P. Greco
  • D. Law
  • Y. -T. Lin
  • K. L. Masters
  • M. Merrifield
  • S. More
  • N. Okabe
  • D. P. Schneider
  • Professor Daniel Thomas
  • D. A. Wake
  • R. Yan
  • N. Drory
The "kinematic" morphology-density relation for early-type galaxies posits that those galaxies with low angular momentum are preferentially found in the highest-density regions of the universe. We use a large sample of galaxy groups with halo masses 1012.5 < Mhalo < 1014.5h-1 MΘ observed with the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA) survey to examine whether there is a correlation between local environment and rotational support that is independent of stellar mass. We find no compelling evidence for a relationship between the angular momentum content of early-type galaxies and either local overdensity or radial position within the group at fixed stellar mass.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberL33
Number of pages6
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2017


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