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Bellstedt, S., Lidman, C., Muzzin, A., Franx, M., Guatelli, S., Hill, A. R., Hoekstra, H., Kurinsky, N., Labbe, I., Marchesini, D., Marsan, Z. Cemile., Safavi-Naeini, M., Sifon, C., Stefanon, M., Van De Sande, J., Van Dokkum, P. & Weigel, C. (2016). The evolution in the stellar mass of brightest cluster galaxies over the past 10 billion years. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460 (3), 2862-2874.


Using a sample of 98 galaxy clusters recently imaged in the near-infrared with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) New Technology Telescope, WIYN telescope and William Her- schel Telescope, supplemented with 33 clusters from the ESO archive, we measure how the stellar mass of the most massive galaxies in the universe, namely brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs), increases with time. Most of the BCGs in this new sample lie in the redshift range 0.2



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