Galaxy Evolution in Dense Environments: Properties of Interacting Galaxies in the Abell 901/902 Supercluster

A. L. Heiderman, S. Jogee, D. J. Bacon, M. L. Balogh, M. Barden, F. D. Barazza, E. F. Bell, A. Boehm, J. A. R. Caldwell, M. E. Gray, B. Haeussler, C. Heymans, K. Jahnke, E. van Kampen, S. Koposov, K. Lane, D. H. McIntosh, K. Meisenheimer, C. Y. Peng, H. -W. RixS. F. Sanchez, R. S. Somerville, A. N. Taylor, L. Wisotzki, C. Wolf, X. Zheng

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Abstract

We present a study of galaxies in the STAGES survey of the Abell 901/902 supercluster at z similar to 0.165, based on HST/ACS F606W, COMBO-17, Spitzer 24 mu m, XMM-Newton X-ray, and gravitational lensing maps. We characterize galaxies with strong, externally-triggered morphological distortions and normal, relatively undisturbed galaxies, using visual classification and quantitative CAS parameters. We compare normal and distorted galaxies in terms of their frequency, distribution within the cluster, star formation properties, and relationship to dark matter or surface mass density, and intra-cluster medium density. We report here our preliminary results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF GALAXY DISKS
EditorsJG Funes, EM Corsini
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Pages269-271
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-58381-662-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Disks - Rome
Duration: 1 Oct 20075 Oct 2007

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Disks
CityRome
Period1/10/075/10/07

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