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SDSS-IV MaNGA: probing the kinematic morphology–density relation of early-type galaxies with MaNGA

Greene, J.E.; Leauthaud, A.; Emsellem, E.; Goddard, D.; Ge, J.; Andrews, B.H.; Brinkman, J.; Brownstein, J.R.; Greco, J.; Law, D.; Lin, Y.-T.; Masters, K.L.; Merrifield, M.; More, S.; Okabe, N.; Schneider, D.P.; Thomas, D.; Wake, D.A.; Yan, R.; Drory, N.


J.E. Greene

A. Leauthaud

E. Emsellem

D. Goddard

J. Ge

B.H. Andrews

J. Brinkman

J.R. Brownstein

J. Greco

D. Law

Y.-T. Lin

K.L. Masters

S. More

N. Okabe

D.P. Schneider

D. Thomas

D.A. Wake

R. Yan

N. Drory


The “kinematic” morphology–density relation for early-type galaxies posits that those galaxies with low angular momentum are preferentially found in the highest-density regions of the universe. We use a large sample of galaxy groups with halo masses 1012.5 < Mhalo< 1014.5 h -1 M observed with the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA) survey to examine whether there is a correlation between local environment and rotational support that is independent of stellar mass. We find no compelling evidence for a relationship between the angular momentum content of early-type galaxies and either local overdensity or radial position within the group at fixed stellar mass.


Greene, J., Leauthaud, A., Emsellem, E., Goddard, D., Ge, J., Andrews, B., …Drory, N. (2017). SDSS-IV MaNGA: probing the kinematic morphology–density relation of early-type galaxies with MaNGA. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 851(2), Article L33.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 22, 2017
Publication Date Dec 13, 2017
Deposit Date Jan 11, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 11, 2018
Journal Astrophysical Journal Letters
Print ISSN 2041-8205
Electronic ISSN 2041-8213
Publisher American Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 851
Issue 2
Article Number L33
Public URL
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