Velocity dispersions of bright globular clusters in NGC 5128

Marina Rejkuba, Dante Minniti, Georges Meylan

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We have used UVES (UV-Visual Echelle Spectrograph) at the VLT to obtain the integrated spectra of 22 globular clusters belonging to the nearby giant elliptical galaxy NGC 5128 (=Centaurus A). Using cross-correlation technique on these high resolution spectra we have determined accurate radial velocities and projected core velocity dispersions of individual globular clusters. Our targets are among the brightest members of the globular cluster system of NGC 5128 and their projected velocity dispersion values range from 5 to 30 km/s. We compare them with globular clusters in the Local Group galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobular Clusters - Guides to Galaxies
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Joint ESO-FONDAP Workshop on Globular Clusters
EditorsTom Richtler, Soren Larsen
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameESO Astrophysics Symposia
ISSN (Print)1431-2433
ISSN (Electronic)1611-6143

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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