SDSS-IV MaNGA: probing the kinematic morphology–density relation of early-type galaxies with MaNGA

Greene, J.E. and Leauthaud, A. and Emsellem, E. and Goddard, D. and Ge, J. and Andrews, B.H. and Brinkman, J. and Brownstein, J.R. and Greco, J. and Law, D. and Lin, Y.-T. and Masters, K.L. and Merrifield, M. and More, S. and Okabe, N. and Schneider, D.P. and Thomas, D. and Wake, D.A. and Yan, R. and Drory, N. (2017) SDSS-IV MaNGA: probing the kinematic morphology–density relation of early-type galaxies with MaNGA. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 851 (2). L33. ISSN 2041-8213

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Abstract

The “kinematic” morphology–density relation for early-type galaxies posits that those galaxies with low angular momentum are preferentially found in the highest-density regions of the universe. We use a large sample of galaxy groups with halo masses 1012.5 < Mhalo< 1014.5 h -1 M observed with the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA) survey to examine whether there is a correlation between local environment and rotational support that is independent of stellar mass. We find no compelling evidence for a relationship between the angular momentum content of early-type galaxies and either local overdensity or radial position within the group at fixed stellar mass.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Identification Number: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa8ace
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 10:24
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 12:13
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49029

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