Institute of Astronomy

Surveying the M31 system

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Mike Irwin (IoA)27 November 2014Institute of Astronomy Colloquia

Abstract

Wide field imaging and spectroscopic surveys of the M31 system have
revealed a complex web of substructure surrounding the classical visible
galaxy, including: giant stellar streams; extended disk-like rotating
components; unusual classes of stellar clusters; many new satellite
galaxies; and even significant tidal streams emanating from M33 and NGC147. In this talk I will review some of the recent work on surveys in these systems and in particular discuss the latest results obtained from
ground-based and space-based imaging and spectroscopic data.

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