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Titolo:
The star formation history and morphological evolution of the Draco dwarf spheroidal galaxy
Autore:
Aparicio, A; Carrera, R; Martinez-Delgado, D;
Indirizzi:
Inst Astrofis Canarias, E-38205 Tenerife, Spain Inst Astrofis Canarias Tenerife Spain E-38205 s, E-38205 Tenerife, Spain Univ La Laguna, Dept Astrofis, E-38200 La Laguna, Spain Univ La Laguna LaLaguna Spain E-38200 strofis, E-38200 La Laguna, Spain
Titolo Testata:
ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL
fascicolo: 5, volume: 122, anno: 2001,
pagine: 2524 - 2537
SICI:
0004-6256(200111)122:5<2524:TSFHAM>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTERMEDIATE-AGE POPULATION; BVRI CCD PHOTOMETRY; LOCAL GROUP; STELLAR CONTENT; DARK-MATTER; URSA MINOR; SATELLITE GALAXIES; IRREGULAR-GALAXY; CARBON STARS; GIANT STARS;
Keywords:
galaxies : dwarf; galaxies : fundamental parameters; galaxies : individual (Draco); galaxies : stellar content; galaxies : structure;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
68
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Aparicio, A Inst Astrofis Canarias, E-38205 Tenerife, Spain Inst Astrofis Canarias Tenerife Spain E-38205 enerife, Spain
Citazione:
A. Aparicio et al., "The star formation history and morphological evolution of the Draco dwarf spheroidal galaxy", ASTRONOM J, 122(5), 2001, pp. 2524-2537

Abstract

The photometric and morphological properties, as well as the star formation history, of the Draco dwarf spheroidal galaxy are analyzed on the basis of wide-field CCD photometry of the resolved stars covering about 1 deg(2). Draco is at a distance of d = 80 +/- 7 kpc and has a metallicity, [Fe/H], of -1.8 +/- 0.2. No metallicity gradient is detected. The star surface density distribution can be fitted by a single exponential law of scale length alpha = 5.'0 +/- 0.'1. The central surface magnitude is mu ("V ") = 24.4 +/-0.5, and the core radius is r(c) = 7.'5 +/- 0.'3 (equivalent to r(c) = 175+/- 7 pc). Within errors, the same scale lengths are found for the densityprofiles along the semimajor and semiminor axes (rescaled to semimajor-axis units, using the ellipticity of the galaxy) of Draco. There are hence no evidences of a tidal tail associated with Draco. The tidal radius of the galaxy is found to be r(t) similar or equal to 42' (similar or equal to1 kpc). The possibility that the large mass-to-light relation in Draco could be accounted for by a convenient spatial orientation is tested. An upper limit to Draco's size along the line of sight is similar to 14 kpc. This is too small to account for the velocity dispersion of Draco if it were due to projection effects only, and it implies that other mechanisms (e.g., dark matter) are required. The stellar population of Draco is mainly old. Although some intermediate-age population is present in Draco, most of the star formation (up to 90%) took place before similar to 10 Gyr ago. No significant star formation activity is detected in the last similar to2 Gyr. Two methods (partial model and subgiant) have been used to investigate the star formation history of Draco, both producing results in good qualitative agreement. No difference is found between the scale lengths of the distributions of old(greater than or similar to9 Gyr) and young (similar to2-3 Gyr) stars, indicating either that both populations were formed under the same kinematic conditions, or that any initial difference was afterward erased.

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