The colour-magnitude relation and the formation of early-type galaxies

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Abstract

The colour-magnitude relation provides important information on the formation and evolution of cluster galaxies. By looking into the evolution of the relation as a function of redshift and using the small colour scatter around the relation in Coma, we put constraints on the star formation history and the galaxy merging history of cluster early-type galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-884
Number of pages8
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume276
Issue number2-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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