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2004MNRAS.347..119B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 347, 119-124 (2004/January-1)

Tidal radii of globular clusters and the mass of the Milky Way.


Abstract (from CDS):

Tidal radii of remote globular clusters (RGC≥ 35 kpc) are used to provide constraints on the mass profile of the Milky Way galaxy that are independent of kinematic data. The available data are consistent with the profile of an isothermal sphere with circular velocity Vc220±40 km/s in the radial range 35 ≤RGC≤ 100 kpc, in good agreement with all recent estimates. The more robust constraint at large distances from the Galactic Centre is provided by NGC 2419, yelding an enclosed mass of 1.3+2.9–1.0x 1012 Mat RGC90 kpc.

Abstract Copyright: 2004 RAS

Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: fundamental parameters - globular clusters: general - dark matter

Simbad objects: 9

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