The globular cluster system of the recent merger remnant, NGC 1316

E.M. Wehner, S.S. Larsen

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We present optical and near-infrared data of the intermediate-age ( 3 Gyr) merger remnant NGC 1316 and its population of massive globular star clusters. This galaxy has a substantial number of star clusters, some of which have ages corresponding to the merger. However, it's not clear what fraction were formed during this most recent merger event. Our new K-band data, along with our VIMOS optical imaging and spectroscopy, allow us to distinguish the various cluster populations in NGC 1316. We will present the ages and metallicities of these globular clusters and discuss these results in the context of the host galaxy's evolutionary history.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)392
Number of pages1
JournalBulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2009

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