Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 497, 5485-5497 (2020/October-1)
Dynamical state for 964 galaxy clusters from Chandra X-ray images.
YUAN Z.S. and HAN J.L.
Abstract (from CDS):
The dynamical state of galaxy clusters describes if clusters are relaxed dynamically or in a merging process of subclusters. Using archival images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, we derive a set of parameters to describe the dynamical state for 964 galaxy clusters. Three widely used indicators for dynamical state, the concentration index c, the centroid shift ω, and the power ratio P3
are calculated in the circular central region with a radius of 500 kpc. We also derive two adaptive parameters, the profile parameter κ and the asymmetry factor α, in the best fitted elliptical region. The morphology index δ is then defined by combining these two adaptive parameters, which indicates the dynamical state of galaxy clusters and has good correlations to the concentration index c, the centroid shift ω, the power ratio P3
, and the optical relaxation factor Γ. For a large sample of clusters, the dynamical parameters are continuously distributed from the disturbed to relaxed states with a peak in the between, rather than the bimodal distribution for the two states. We find that the newly derived morphology index δ works for the similar fundamental plane between the radio power, cluster mass, and the dynamical state for clusters with diffuse radio giant-haloes and mini-haloes. The offset between masses estimated from the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect and X-ray images depends on dynamical parameters. All dynamical parameters for galaxy clusters derived from the Chandra archival images are available on http://zmtt.bao.ac.cn/galaxy_clusters/dyXimages/.
© 2020 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: clusters: intracluster medium
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