Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 448, 2644-2664 (2015/April-2)
Optical and X-ray profiles in the REXCESS sample of galaxy clusters.
HOLLAND J.G., BOHRINGER H., CHON G. and PIERINI D.
Abstract (from CDS):
Galaxy clusters' structure, dominated by dark matter, is traced by member galaxies in the optical and hot intracluster medium (ICM) in X-rays. We compare the radial distribution of these components and determine the mass-to-light ratio versus system mass relation. We use 14 clusters from the REXCESS sample which is representative of clusters detected in X-ray surveys. Photometric observations with the Wide Field Imager on the 2.2 m Max-Planck-Gesellschaft/European Southern Observatory telescope are used to determine the number density profiles of the galaxy distribution out to r200. These are compared to electron density profiles of the ICM obtained using XMM-Newton, and dark matter profiles inferred from scaling relations and a Navarro-Frenk-White model. While red sequence galaxies trace the total matter profile, the blue galaxy distribution is much shallower. We see a deficit of faint galaxies in the central regions of massive and regular clusters, and strong suppression of bright and faint blue galaxies in the centres of cool-core clusters, attributable to ram pressure stripping of gas from blue galaxies in high-density regions of ICM and disruption of faint galaxies due to galaxy interactions. We find a mass-to-light ratio versus mass relation within r200 of (3.0 ±0.4) ×10^2 h M_☉ L_☉^-1 at 1015M☉ with slope 0.16±0.14, consistent with most previous results.
© 2015 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015)
galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: clusters: intracluster medium - dark matter - X-rays: galaxies: clusters
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