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|Paper IPM / Astronomy / 15724||
Aims. To understand the stellar population content of early-type dwarf galaxies (dEs) and their environmental dependence, we compare the slopes and intrinsic scatter of colorï¿½??magnitude relations (CMRs) for three nearby clusters, Fornax, Virgo, and Coma. Additionally, we present and compare internal color profiles of these galaxies to identify central blue regions with younger stars.
Methods. We use the imaging of the HST/ACS Fornax cluster in the magnitude range of ï¿½??18.7ï¿½??ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½??Mgï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½??16.0 to derive magnitudes, colors, and color profiles, which we compare with literature measurements from the HST/ACS Virgo and Coma Cluster Survey. We take advantage of HST accuracy to investigate and parameterize the (gï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½??zï¿½?ï¿½) color profiles of these dEs.
Results. Based on analysis of the color profiles, we report on a large number of dEs with young stellar populations at their center in all three clusters. While for Virgo and Coma the number of blue-cored dEs is found to be 85
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