Ubiquitous signs of interactions in early-type galaxies with prolate rotation

Ebrova et al., 2021: Images of Prolate rotators

Context. A small fraction of early-type galaxies (ETGs) show prolate rotation, i.e. they rotate around their long photometric axis. In simulations, certain configurations of galaxy mergers are known to produce this type of rotation.
Aims. We investigate the association of prolate rotation and signs of (past) galaxy interactions among the observed galaxies.

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MATLAS images available with Aladin @ CDS

MATLAS Aladin interface

HiPS images for the all MATLAS fields and bands have been produced and made available to the community through the Aladin Lite and Aladin desktop facilities, with all the associated services of the CDS.
Many thanks to Thomas Boch and the CDS team at Strasbourg astronomical observatory !

Dwarf galaxies in the MATLAS survey: Hubble Space Telescope observations of the globular cluster system in the ultra-diffuse galaxy MATLAS-2019

Müller et al., 2021: GCs in the UDG MATLAS 2019

Ultra-diffuse galaxies (UDGs) are very low-surface brightness galaxies with large effective radii. Spectroscopic measurements of a few UDGs have revealed a low dark matter content, based on the internal motion of stars or globular clusters (GCs). This is in contrast to the large number of GCs found for these systems, from which it would be expected to correspond to a large dark matter halo mass. Here we present Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera Survey observations for the UDG MATLAS-2019 in the NGC5846 group of galaxies.

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The MATLAS survey of faint outskirts of bright galaxies

Bilek & Duc, 2020: Outskirts of galaxies with MATLAS

Deep imaging, that is imaging capable of capturing very low surface brightness extended objects, is a quickly growing field of extragalactic astronomy. Not only can new types of faint objects be discovered, but deep images of bright galaxies are very valuable, too, since they reveal faint signs of past galaxy collisions, the tidal features. Such “archeological” record can be exploited for investigating how galaxies formed. In the MATLAS survey, we obtained extremely deep images of 177 nearby massive elliptical and lenticular galaxies using the 3.5m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

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