SDSS-IV MaNGA: Probing the Kinematic Morphology-Density Relation of Early-type Galaxies with MaNGA

J. E. Greene, A. Leauthaud, E. Emsellem, D. Goddard, J. Ge, B. H. Andrews, J. Brinkman, J. R. Brownstein, J. Greco, D. Law, Y. T. Lin, K. L. Masters, M. Merrifield, S. More, N. Okabe, D. P. Schneider, D. Thomas, D. A. Wake, R. Yan, N. Drory

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Abstract

The kinematic morphologydensity relation for early-type galaxies posits that those galaxies with low angular momentum are preferentially found in the highest-density regions of the universe. We use a large sample of galaxy groups with halo masses 1012.5 <Mhalo <10 14.5 h-1 M⊙ observed with the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA) survey to examine whether there is a correlation between local environment and rotational support that is independent of stellar mass. We find no compelling evidence for a relationship between the angular momentum content of early-type galaxies and either local overdensity or radial position within the group at fixed stellar mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL33
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume851
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD
  • galaxies: groups: general
  • galaxies: kinematics and dynamics

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    Greene, J. E., Leauthaud, A., Emsellem, E., Goddard, D., Ge, J., Andrews, B. H., Brinkman, J., Brownstein, J. R., Greco, J., Law, D., Lin, Y. T., Masters, K. L., Merrifield, M., More, S., Okabe, N., Schneider, D. P., Thomas, D., Wake, D. A., Yan, R., & Drory, N. (2017). SDSS-IV MaNGA: Probing the Kinematic Morphology-Density Relation of Early-type Galaxies with MaNGA. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 851(2), [L33]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aa8ace