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2010MNRAS.405.1075K - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 405, 1075-1083 (2010/June-3)

The observed infall of galaxies towards the Virgo cluster.


Abstract (from CDS):

We examine the velocity field of galaxies around the Virgo cluster induced by its overdensity. We have studied the velocity-distance relation in Virgocentric coordinates using a sample of 1792 galaxies with distances from the tip of the Red Giant Branch, the Cepheid luminosity, the luminosity of type Ia supernovae, the surface brightness fluctuation method and the Tully-Fisher relation. Attention was paid to some observational biases affecting the Hubble flow around Virgo. We estimate the radius of the zero-velocity surface for the Virgo cluster to be within 5.0-7.5 Mpc, corresponding to 17-26° at the mean cluster distance of 17.0 Mpc. In the case of spherical symmetry with the cosmological parameter Ωm= 0.24 and the age of the Universe T0= 13.7 Gyr, it yields the total mass of the Virgo cluster to be within MT= (2.7-8.9)x1014 M in reasonable agreement with the existing virial mass estimates for the cluster.

Abstract Copyright: © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 RAS

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: clusters: individual: Virgo - dark matter

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