Properties of elliptical galaxies with dust lanes

Bertola, F. 1987. in de Zeeuw 1987, p. 135.

The new galactic class of elliptical galaxies with dust lanes is characterized by an elliptical stellar body crossed along the minor axis by a dust lane. Ninety objects are presently listed as dust lane ellipticals. In this paper, the morphological, statistical, kinematical, and photometric properties of these galaxies are described. The nature of the warps seen in the dust lanes in some of the galaxies is addressed.