Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 383, 445-457 (2008/January-2)
The Norma cluster (ACO 3627) - I. A dynamical analysis of the most massive cluster in the Great Attractor.
WOUDT P.A., KRAAN-KORTEWEG R.C., LUCEY J., FAIRALL A.P. and MOORE S.A.W.
Abstract (from CDS):
A detailed dynamical analysis of the nearby rich Norma cluster (ACO 3627) is presented. From radial velocities of 296 cluster members, we find a mean velocity of 4871 ±54km/s and a velocity dispersion of 925km/s. The mean velocity of the E/S0 population (4979 ±85km/s) is offset with respect to that of the S/Irr population (4812 ±70km/s) by Δv = 164km/s in the cluster rest frame. This offset increases towards the core of the cluster. The E/S0 population is free of any detectable substructure and appears relaxed. Its shape is clearly elongated with a position angle that is aligned along the dominant large-scale structures in this region, the so-called Norma wall. The central cD galaxy has a very large peculiar velocity of 561km/s which is most probably related to an ongoing merger at the core of the cluster. The spiral/irregular galaxies reveal a large amount of substructure; two dynamically distinct subgroups within the overall spiral population have been identified, located along the Norma wall elongation. The dynamical mass of the Norma cluster within its Abell radius is 1-1.1 x1015h–173M☉. One of the cluster members, the spiral galaxy WKK6176 which recently was observed to have a 70kpc X-ray tail, reveals numerous striking low-brightness filaments pointing away from the cluster centre suggesting strong interaction with the intracluster medium.
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galaxies: clusters: individual: Norma cluster (ACO 3627) - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - galaxies: individual: WKK6176 - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics
VizieR on-line data:
<Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/383/445): table2.dat>
Table 2: ZOA JHHMMSSss+DDMMSSs N=57. Paragr. 3.3: [WKL2008] Norma A> (Nos A-B).
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