Query : 2000A&A...360L..43X

2000A&A...360L..43X - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 360, L43-46 (2000/8-3)

Reconstruction of radial temperature profiles of galaxy clusters.

XUE Y.-J. and WU X.-P.

Abstract (from CDS):

In this Letter we present the radial temperature profiles of three X-ray clusters (A119, A2255 and A2256) reconstructed from a combination of the X-ray surface brightness measurements and the universal density profile as the underlying dark matter distribution. Our algorithm is based on the hydrostatic equilibrium for intracluster gas and the universality of the total baryon fraction within the virial radius. The scaled temperature profiles of these three clusters appear to be remarkably similar in shape, reflecting the underlying structural regularity, although they are inconsistent with either isothermality or a significant decline with increasing radius. Nevertheless, we find a good agreement between our derived temperature profiles and the recent analysis of 11 clusters observed with BeppoSAX (Irwin & Bregman, 2000), which provides a useful clue to resolving the temperature profile discrepancy raised recently in literature. A comparison of our derived temperature profiles with future spatially-resolved spectral measurements may constitute a critical test for the standard model of structure formation and the conventional scenario for dynamical properties of clusters.

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Journal keyword(s): cosmology: dark matter - galaxies: clusters: general - X-rays: galaxies

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
1 ACO 119 ClG 00 56 16.8 -01 15 00           ~ 534 2
2 ACO 2256 ClG 17 03 43.5 +78 43 03           ~ 853 1
3 ACO 2255 ClG 17 12 50.04 +64 03 10.6           ~ 530 0

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