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Session 71 - Globular Clusters.
Display session, Wednesday, January 15
Metropolitan Ballroom,

[71.15] The Globular Cluster System of NGC 3115

J. Kavelaars, D. A. Hanes (Queen's U.)

We have observed the S0 galaxy NGC 3115 in V and I bands at the CFHT using the LORAL-3 chip in the MOS light train in direct imaging mode. These observations were carried out on the night of January 1-2 1995 in mediocre seeing (1.8 to 2 arc-seconds). Four fields (north, south, east and west of the galaxy center) were observed for 1800 seconds in V and 900 seconds in I. We find that the V-I colours of objects centered about this galaxy are distinctly uninmodal. We take this to indicate that NGC 3115 underwent a single cluster formation epoch. Future reduction of already aquired spectra of cluster candidates about this galaxy will provide insight to the mass/light distribution of NGC 3115.

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