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Paper: Objectively selected samples of galaxy multiplets: an analysis of observed properties
Volume: 209, Small Galaxy Groups, IAU Colloquium 174
Page: 90
Authors: Kelm, B.; Focardi, P.; Palumbo, G. G. C.
Abstract: A method of searching for multiplets in a large catalogue of galaxies with measured redshifts is described. Compact Groups samples having different local and global characteristics are generated when the algorithm is applied to ZCAT catalogue. Both local and environmental galaxy density have been computed thus allowing to define truly isolated compact groups as well as compact groups in dense and medium dense environments. We find 40% of our compact groups to be isolated while as much as 20% are identified in high density structures.
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