Globular Clusters in Compact Groups [chapter]

Cristiano Da Rocha, Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, Michael Bolte, Bodo L. Ziegler, Thomas H. Puzia
We have studied globular cluster systems (GCSs) around elliptical galaxies in Hickson compact groups using multi-band deep, high quality images from Keck, VLT and CFHT. Analyzing the luminosity functions, specific frequencies, color and spatial distributions, we could determine the properties of the GCSs of those galaxies and trace their star formation histories. We have found poor populations, concentrated toward the center of the galaxies, with bimodal color distributions. The study of GCSs
more » ... ound galaxies in small groups are a blank on the globular cluster literature.
doi:10.1007/10857603_29 fatcat:s7xwd3mhcbganodhmh4tl3dvbq