AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 2. Galaxy Evolution and Surveys I - Low Redshift
Display, Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall 1

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[2.12] A Scenario for Galaxy Evolution Extracted from Observations of Karachentseva Isolated Galaxies

J. Saucedo (Steward Obs.\& Univ. Sonora, Mexico)

We have carried out observations at optical and infrared wavelengths of a sample of galaxies classified as early-types in the Catalog of Isolated Galaxies of Karachentseva. We have found that the number of "normal" isolated early-type galaxies is very small, accounting for less than 5 significant number of merger candidates. The rest of the galaxies in the sample turned out to be spirals. On the basis of these results a plausible picture for the evolution of galaxies will be discussed.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: jsaucedo@as.arizona.edu

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