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2016MNRAS.460.3384V - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 460, 3384-3397 (2016/August-2)

Probing the boundary between star clusters and dwarf galaxies: A MUSE view on the dynamics of Crater/Laevens I.

VOGGEL K., HILKER M., BAUMGARDT H., COLLINS M.L.M., GREBEL E.K., HUSEMANN B., RICHTLER T. and FRANK M.J.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present MUSE observations of the debated ultrafaint stellar system Crater. We spectroscopically confirm 26 member stars of this system via radial velocity measurements. We derive the systematic instrumental velocity uncertainty of MUSE spectra to be 2.27 km s^- 1. This new data set increases the confirmed member stars of Crater by a factor of 3. One out of three bright blue stars and a fainter blue star just above the main-sequence turn-off are also found to be likely members of the system. The observations reveal that Crater has a systemic radial velocity of v_sys=148.18^+1.08_-1.15 km s^{-1}, whereas the most likely velocity dispersion of this system is σ_v=2.04^+2.19_-1.06  km s^{-1}. The total dynamical mass of the system, assuming dynamical equilibrium is then M_tot=1.50^{+4.9}_{-1.2}× 10^5 M_{☉} implying a mass-to-light ratio of M/LV=8.52{+28.0}_{-6.5}   M_{☉}/L_{☉}, which is consistent with a purely baryonic stellar population within its errors and no significant evidence for the presence of dark matter was found. We also find evidence for a velocity gradient in the radial velocity distribution. We conclude that our findings strongly support that Crater is a faint intermediate-age outer halo globular cluster and not a dwarf galaxy.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): globular clusters: general: - Galaxy: halo - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics

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CDS comments: In Table 1, J113615-105227 is a misprint for J113613-105227.

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