Wide-field study of NGC 1172 and its rich globular cluster system

Ana I. Ennis, Lilia P. Bassino, Juan P. Caso, Matías Gómez, Bruno J. De Bórtoli

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We present preliminary results of the wide-field photometric study of the isolated elliptical galaxy NGC 1172, and its globular cluster system. Our data was obtained with the GMOS camera mounted on the Gemini South telescope, in the g′, r′, i′ and z′ bands. The aim of this work is to further our understanding of the evolution of NGC 1172, and to look for possible explanations for its unusual high specific frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue number351
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD
  • galaxies: evolution
  • galaxies: star clusters: individual: NGC1172

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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