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Paper: Star Formation in the Nearby Galaxy Cluster Abell 1367
Volume: 404, The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics: A Tribute to Kam Ching Leung
Page: 39
Authors: W. Kraiwattanawong, W.; James, P.A.; Moss, C.; Carter D.
Abstract: Formation of young massive stars is a direct tracer to study ongoing processes on the host galaxies, giving information of the evolution of those galaxies. We present a study of the star formation activity in the galaxy population of the cluster Abell 1367. We find that most galaxies with strong emission in this cluster appear disturbed. We confirmed that late type galaxies tend to have equivalent widths higher than early types. The results indicate that Hα emission in our sample strongly relates to morphological types and colours. In particular, we find a sample of disturbed early-type galaxies (S0/a and earlier) which tend to have more emission compared to normal galaxies of similar type. These disturbed galaxies are an interesting sample to study for environmental effects on cluster galaxies.
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