2002A&A...383..791N


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2002A&A...383..791N - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 383, 791-800 (2002/3-1)

NGC 1399: A complex dynamical case.

NAPOLITANO N.R., ARNABOLDI M. and CAPACCIOLI M.

Abstract (from CDS):

Evidence for a disturbed velocity structure in the outer regions of the galaxy NGC 1399 comes from a re-analysis of the planetary nebulae data from Arnaboldi et al. (1994Msngr..76...40A). We find a strong rotation along a PA=140° for R≤140'' which is followed by a rapid drop off at larger radii, where the velocity dispersion starts to increase. This kinematical behavior can be interpreted as an indication for an interaction scenario. Interaction is advocated in previous analysis of the halo regions of this system, based on different dynamical tracers such as globular clusters and X-rays, but in all these studies the mass distribution is derived under the equilibrium hypothesis, which is not appropriate when an interaction takes place. Here we attempt a non-equilibrium dynamical analysis of NGC 1399: with a simple model and under the impulse approximation, we show that the observed kinematics is consistent with an energy injection caused by a flyby encounter of NGC 1399 with the nearby system NGC 1404. In this approach, we find a mass-to-light ratio, M/LB=26M/L within R=400'', which is about half of that requested when equilibrium is assumed, i.e.M/LB=56M/L.

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Journal keyword(s): techniques: radial velocities - galaxies: elliptical - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics, dark matter - galaxies: halos - galaxies: interactions

CDS comments: GC 3115 is a misprint for NGC 3115

Simbad objects: 6

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Number of rows : 6

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 NGC 1316 GiP 03 22 41.789 -37 12 29.52 9.81 9.15 8.53 7.66   ~ 1227 1
2 NGC 1380 GiP 03 36 27.590 -34 58 34.68 11.32 10.94 9.93 9.37   ~ 382 1
3 NGC 1399 BiC 03 38 29.083 -35 27 02.67 11.05 9.74 9.59 8.12   ~ 1473 1
4 NGC 1404 GiP 03 38 51.917 -35 35 39.81 11.53 10.69 10.00 9.03   ~ 678 1
5 NGC 3115 GiG 10 05 13.978 -07 43 06.89   11   9.37   ~ 943 2
6 NAME Centaurus A Sy2 13 25 27.61509104 -43 01 08.8056025   8.18 6.84 6.66   ~ 4076 3

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