An update on the ACS Virgo and Fornax cluster surveys

Patrick Côté, Laura Ferrarese, Andrés Jordán, John P. Blakeslee, Chin Wei Chen, Leopoldo Infante, Simona Mei, Eric W. Peng, John L. Tonry, Michael J. West

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We present a brief update on the ACS Virgo and Fornax Cluster Surveys Hubble Space Telescope programs to obtain ACS imaging for 143 early-type galaxies in the two galaxy clusters nearest to the Milky Way. We summarize a selection of science highlights from the surveys as including new results on the central structure of early-type galaxies, the apparent continuity of photometric and structural parameters between dwarf and giant galaxies, and the properties of globular clusters, diffuse star clusters and ultra-compact dwarf galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-386
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS246
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • CD galaxies: fundamental parameters
  • Galaxies: elliptical and lenticular
  • Galaxies: nuclei
  • Galaxies: photometry
  • Galaxies: star clusters
  • Galaxies: structure


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