(1) stellar velocity ellipsoids,
(2) stellar population ages and
(3) abundances using MEGARA IFU spectroscopy in the CaT region at R=20k and in multiple R=6k setups.
The average of the weights (in mass fraction) for each of the SSP models needed by pPXF to fit the 100 resampled spectra in LR-V VPH is shown.
M32 is the nearest (compact) elliptical and a companion of the Andromeda galaxy. It is now believed to be the remnant of a more massive system stripped of its stars.
The 2D kinematics of M32 are key to understand the effects of interactions on the formation of dwardfs, ellipticals, lenticular and to confirm M32’s true nature.
The results: Distortions (non asymmetry) of the sigma and h4 maps are testimony of a major interaction with Andromeda.
Using MEGARA (LCB/IFU mode) we can simultaneously study multiple phases of the outflows across the innermost regions of nearby galaxies at sub-kpc scales.