We present some early results from our deep imaging survey of galaxy clusters intended to detect and study intracluster light (ICL). From our observations to date, we find that ICL is common in galaxy clusters, and that substructure in the ICL also appears to be common as well. We also discuss some initial comparisons of our imaging results to high-resolution numerical simulations of galaxy clusters, and give avenues for future research.
Clusters of Galaxies: Probes of Cosmological Structure and Galaxy Evolution
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- 5 pages LaTeX, 3 figures, poster paper for Clusters of Galaxies: Probes of Cosmological Structure and Galaxy Evolution, Carnegie Observatories Symposium III. Full paper is also available at http://burro.astr.cwru.edu/johnf/carnegie.2003.ps