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IAU Symposium 127 was once held in Princeton on could 28-31, 1986, on the Institute for complex learn. there have been a hundred and fifty members from 19 nations. This was once the 1st IAU Symposium dedicated solely to elliptical galaxies. the decade has been a interval of enormously speedy development regard­ ing our figuring out of elliptical galaxies, pushed at the observational facet by way of a wealth of recent photometric and spectroscopic information, and at the theoretical aspect through the popularity that ellipticals are slowly rotating triaxial structures, rather than rotationally flattened our bodies. The 30 invited audio system reviewed all points of this growth, its outcomes, and the most important impressive difficulties. approximately eighty poster contributions have been displayed in the course of the assembly. those contained a few of the latest advancements. the 1st a part of those complaints includes the written types of the invited reports and the precis, within the order in their presentation. The accompanying discussions are according to the written models of questions and solutions as passed in through the individuals. the second one a part of this e-book is dedicated to the poster contribu­ tions. they've been grouped in a thematic order, continuing from morphology to conception. Indices of gadgets, matters, and names are supplied. regrettably, not one of the invited contributors from the USSR have been in a position to attend the Symposium. The complaints comprise the written types of the deliberate contributions through Popov and Polyachenko.

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4). Similarly, our seeingcorrected core parameters agree well provided that we both resolved the galaxy. 3 for 1 galaxy with resolution class III ("unresolved"). This shows (i) that the measurements agree well, (ii) that Lauer's seeing corrections are accurate when they are not too large, and (iii) that when his seeing corrections are large, they are underestimated. The same is probably true of my seeing corrections. 1 mag arcsec- 2 over many magnitudes. CCDs should be able to do better. However, this is accurate enough to allow large improvements over photographic work.

H. Freeman). , 1982. D. Thesis, Australian National University. M. , 1985. Mon. Not. R. astr. , 214, 177. Sandage, A. , 1981. A Revised Shapley-Ames Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington) . J. , 1985. Mon. Not. R. astr. , 217, 87. , 1983. In Internal Kinematics and Dynamics of Galaxies, ed. E. Athanassoula (Dordrecht: Reidel). , 1975. Astron. , 80, 175. , 1981. Astrophys. , 244, 458. ISOPHOTE SHAPES 45 DISCUSSION King: My impression, based on a small sample, was that galaxies with appreciable central ellipticities have steeper rotation curves, while if a galaxy is round in the center but flattened farther out, it has a rotation curve that rises very slowly.

Porter: You said that the different central values of the distribution function in ellipticals and disks argues against formation of ellipticals by dissipationless mergers of disks-but would you expect disks to merge without dissipation? Or do you think the differences in fo are large enough to argue against mergers anyway? Kormendy: This question should really be addressed to Ray Carlberg, whose work I was summarizing. As I understand it, the argument excludes only dissipationless mergers of stellar disks.

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