The globular cluster system of NGC 5128

Doug Geisler, Matias Gómez, W. E. Harris, K. Woodley, G. L. Harris, T. Puzia, M. Hempel

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We present preliminary results from a new wide-field photometric investigation of the globular cluster system of NGC 5128. NGC 5128 is the nearest giant elliptical and thus its globular cluster system serves as prototype for those of this important galaxy type. We have obtained images from IMACS at the Magellan telescope in excellent seeing that allow us to not only resolve globular clusters but derive their structural parameters. This extensive database provides a wealth of data to study the globular clusters in unprecedented detail. We discuss here the resolution of the clusters and their preliminary structural parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-444
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS241
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


  • Galaxies: individual (NGC 5128)
  • Galaxies: star clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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