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Recovering lenticular galaxies' formation histories using planetary nebulae kinematics and analysis of T80-south images

Grant number: 16/20484-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Grantee:Maria Luísa Gomes Buzzo
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/08125-8 - Studying clusters and planetary nebulae around M33: from images' acquisition to science, BE.EP.IC

Abstract

Galaxy evolution can be studied either through spectroscopy or photometry. We plan to use both these methods to recover information about the formation of lenticular galaxies and to study how they relate to spiral galaxies. We will also study multi-band photometry of the Large Magellanic Cloud or of one field in the Strip 82, as observed by the Brazilian robotic telescope T80-South and its wide-field camera. Results from this work will be used to calibrate images taken with this telescope and will be of great use for the astronomical community. (AU)