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A Wide-field Photometric Survey of Globular Clusters in the Peculiar Early-type Galaxy M85 SCI
  • Youkyung Ko;Myung Gyoon Lee;Hong Soo Park;Sungsoon Lim;Jubee Sohn;Narae Hwang;PARK, BYEONG GON
  • 2019-02-20
  • ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 872 2 : 202-1~202-16
We survey globular clusters (GCs) in M85 using ugi-band images of a 1° × 1° field obtained with the MegaCam at the 3.6 m Canada?France?Hawaii Telescope. We identify 1318 GC candidates with 20.0 mag < g 0 < 23.5 mag in the entire survey region. Their radial number density profile is well fit by a Sersic profile with n = ${2.58}_{-0.33}^{+0.43}$ and effective radius R e,GCS = 4farcm14 (=22 kpc), showing that the candidates at R < 20' are mostly genuine GCs in M85. We estimate the total number of GCs, N(total) = ${1216}_{-50}^{+82}$, and the specific frequency, ${S}_{N}={1.41}_{-0.06}^{+0.10}$. The overall color distribution of the GCs in M85 is bimodal, but the GCs in the central region at R < 2' do not show a bimodal distribution clearly. The radial number density profile and surface number density map of the blue GCs (BGCs) show more extended structures than those of the red GCs (RGCs). The spatial distributions of both BGCs and RGCs are elongated, similar to that of the galaxy stellar light. The number fraction of the RGCs in the central region is much smaller compared to those in other early-type galaxies of similar luminosity. The mean (g ? i)0 color of the RGCs in M85 is about 0.1 mag bluer than typical values for other Virgo early-type galaxies of similar luminosity, indicating that a significant fraction of the RGCs in M85 may be younger than typical GCs. These results indicate that M85 might have undergone a major wet merger recently.