Kinematics of Star Clusters in M101
We have identified a few thousand star clusters in the nearby, late-type spiral galaxy M101, including approximately 90 candidate ancient globular clusters (GCs), from multi-band Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images. We obtained follow-up low-resolution (R approximately 2000) optical spectroscopy from Gemini-GMOS for 43 total clusters, of which 18 are old GCs and 25 are young massive clusters (YMCs). We measure radial velocities for these clusters and find that, as expected, the YMCs rotate with the HI disk. The old GCs do not show any obvious evidence for rotation and have a much higher velocity dispersion than the YMCs, suggesting that the GCs in M101 are likely part of a stellar halo or thick disk.
|Comments:||4 pages, 6 figures, To appear in conference proceedings of "Reading the book of globular clusters with the lens of stellar evolution"|
|Subjects:||Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics (astro-ph.CO)|
|Cite as:||arXiv:1302.1497 [astro-ph.CO]|
|(or arXiv:1302.1497v1 [astro-ph.CO] for this version)
GAMA/H-ATLAS: The Dust Opacity – Stellar Mass Surface Density Relation for Spiral Galaxies
M.W. Grootes, R.J. Tuffs, C.C. Popescu, B. Pastrav, E. Andrae, M. Gunawardhana, L.S. Kelvin, J. Liske, M. Seibert, E.N. Taylor, A.W. Graham, M. Baes, I.K. Baldry, N. Bourne, S. Brough, A. Cooray, A. Dariush, G. De Zotti, S.P. Driver, L. Dunne, H. Gomez, A.M. Hopkins, R. Hopwood, M. Jarvis, J. Loveday, S. Maddox,B.F. Madore, M.J. Michałowski, P. Norberg, H.R. Parkinson, M. Prescott, A.S.G. Robotham, D.J.B. Smith,D. Thomas, E. Valiante