UV Morphology and Demographics of Galaxies in the Green Valley

Type Conference Paper
Names Jenna E. Ryon, L. Zernow, M. Seibert, D. Neill, B. F. Madore
Proceedings Title Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Conference Name American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #602.10
Volume 36
Pages 1122
Date January 1, 2010
URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AAS...21560210R
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract We discuss the demographics of galaxies chosen to be in the the so-called "Green Valley", a sparsely populated color-selected transition region between the "Blue Plume" (generally populated by actively star-forming spiral and irregular galaxies) and the "Red Sequence" (populated by elliptical and S0/lenticular galaxies). We are in the process of describing, typing and classifying these galaxies according to their UV morphology in an attempt to evaluate the likely physical mechanism(s) leading to their departure from the two main regions in which the majority of other galaxies are found.
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