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[*] Keck Spectroscopy of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster
Geha M., Guhathakurta P., van der Marel R.P.
in `The Shapes of Galaxies and their Halos', Natarajan P., ed., World Scientific, in press, 2001
© 2001. World Scientific. All Rights Reserved.

Keck spectroscopy is presented for four dwarf elliptical galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. At this distance, the mean velocity and velocity dispersion are well resolved as a function of radius between 100 to 1000 pc, allowing a clear separation between nuclear and surrounding galaxy light. We find a variety of dispersion profiles for the inner regions of these objects, and show that none of these galaxies is rotationally flattened.

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