Space motions of the draco, fornax, and sagittarius dwarf spheroidal galaxies

Slawomir Piatek, Carlton Pryor, Edward Olszewski

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Because of the diffraction-limited resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), it became possible to measure proper motions of the nearby dwarf spheroidal (dSph) galaxies using imaging with time baselines of only several years. This contribution discusses the motivation for measuring proper motions; describes highlights of the observational and data-reduction techniques; and reports the proper motions and their implications for the Draco, Fornax, and Sagittarius galaxies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Issue number208949
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
EventGalaxies in the Local Volume symposium, 2007 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 13 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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