Environmental effects in galaxy clusters: Infalling groups in Abell 85 and 1367

H. Bravo-Alfaro, T. C. Scott, E. Brinks, L. Cortese, P. Granados, F. Navarro-Poupard, Y. D. Mayya, F. Durret

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We are carrying out a multifrequency survey of late type galaxies in nearby clusters with the aim to investigate the effects exerted by both the very local and the global cluster environments. We report new VLA-HI images of galaxies in Abell 1367 and study the evolution of their gaseous component. In Abell 85 we perform a deep NIR imaging survey of the brightest spirals projected up to 1.0 Abell radius with the aim of unveiling possible gravitational effects on their stellar disks. Here we show preliminary results of these projects, mainly focused on infalling compact groups of galaxies moving towards their respective cluster centers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTracing the Ancestry of Galaxies
Subtitle of host publicationOn the Land of our Ancestors
EditorsClaude Carignan, Claude Carignan, Francoise Combes, Ken Freeman
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


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