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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
Volume851
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2017

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