1998A&A...333..433P


Query : 1998A&A...333..433P

1998A&A...333..433P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 333, 433-444 (1998/5-2)

Decoupled hot gas flows in elliptical galaxies.

PELLEGRINI S. and CIOTTI L.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the results of a new set of hydrodynamical simulations of hot gas flows in model elliptical galaxies with the following characteristics: the spatial luminosity distribution approaches a power law form at small radii, in accordance with the results of recent ground based observations, and with the Hubble Space Telescope; the dark matter has a peaked profile too, as indicated by high resolution numerical simulations of dissipationless collapse; the dark to luminous mass ratio spans a large range of values, including low values found by optical studies confined to within two effective radii; finally, the type Ia supernova rate is that given by the latest estimates of optical surveys, or zero, as suggested by the iron abundances recently measured in the hot gas. We find that the resulting gas flows are strongly decoupled: an inflow develops in the central region of the galaxies, while the external parts are still degassing, i.e., the flows are mostly partial winds. This behavior can be explained in terms of the local energy balance of the hot gas. A large spread in the X-ray luminosity LX at fixed optical luminosity LB can be produced as in previous simulations that used King models plus massive quasi-isothermal dark halos, and higher supernova rates; the key factor causing large LX variations is now the size of the central inflow region. The highest LX observed correspond to global inflows. Finally, non negligible amounts of cold gas can be produced by the partial winds; this could be an explanation for the possible discovery of cold matter at the center of elliptical galaxies, an alternative to the presence of a steady state cooling flow.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - cooling flows - X-rays: galaxies

Simbad objects: 12

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Number of rows : 12
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
#notes
1 NGC 499 LIN 01 23 11.4954761664 +33 27 36.656232300   13.0 12.3     ~ 161 0
2 NGC 507 BiC 01 23 39.950 +33 15 22.22   13.0       ~ 413 3
3 2E 0150.5-1358 ClG 01 53 00.40 -13 44 18.0           ~ 386 0
4 NGC 720 GiG 01 53 00.523 -13 44 19.25   12.4   10.36   ~ 500 0
5 NGC 1332 GiP 03 26 17.321 -21 20 07.33   11.45   9.84   ~ 322 0
6 NGC 1399 BiC 03 38 29.083 -35 27 02.67 11.05 9.74 9.59 8.12   ~ 1510 1
7 NGC 1404 GiP 03 38 51.917 -35 35 39.81 11.53 10.69 10.00 9.03   ~ 705 1
8 M 84 Sy2 12 25 03.74333 +12 53 13.1393 12.67 12.09 10.49     ~ 1694 2
9 M 86 GiG 12 26 11.814 +12 56 45.49 10.32 9.83 8.90   7.50 ~ 1044 1
10 M 49 Sy2 12 29 46.798 +08 00 01.48   13.21 12.17     ~ 2022 2
11 NAME NGC 4636 Group GrG 12 42 49.5 +02 41 08           ~ 556 0
12 NGC 4636 LIN 12 42 49.8333280080 +02 41 15.951929028   12.62 11.84     ~ 1071 1

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