2010A&A...517A..52D


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2010A&A...517A..52D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 517, A52-52 (2010/7-1)

Testing adiabatic contraction of dark matter in fossil group candidates.

DEMOCLES J., PRATT G.W., PIERINI D., ARNAUD M., ZIBETTI S. and D'ONGHIA E.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present deep XMM-Newton observations and ESO WFI optical imaging of two X-ray-selected fossil group candidates, 216 and 315. Using the X-ray data, we derive total mass profiles under the hydrostatic equilibrium assumption. The central regions of 216 are found to be dominated by an X-ray bright AGN, and although we derive a mass profile, uncertainties are large and the constraints are significantly weakened due to the presence of the central source. The total mass profile of 315 is of high quality, being measured in fifteen bins from [0.075-0.75]R500 and containing three data points interior to 30kpc, allowing comprehensive investigation of its properties. We investigate several mass models based on the standard NFW profile or on the Sersic-like model recently suggested by high-resolution N-body simulations. We find that the addition of a stellar component due to the presence of the central galaxy is necessary for a good analytical model fit. In all mass profile models fitted, the mass concentration is not especially high compared to non-fossil systems. In addition, the modification of the dark matter halo by adiabatic contraction slightly improves the fit. However, our result depends critically on the choice of IMF used to convert galaxy luminosity to mass, which leads to a degeneracy between the central slope of the dark matter profile and the normalisation of the stellar component. While we argue on the basis of the range of M*/LR ratios that lower M*/LR ratios are preferred on physical grounds and that adiabatic contraction has thus operated in this system, better theoretical and observational convergence on this problem is needed to make further progess.

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Journal keyword(s): X-rays: galaxies: clusters - galaxies: clusters: intracluster medium - galaxies: groups: general - dark matter

Simbad objects: 8

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Number of rows : 8

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 SA 92- reg 00 55 03.80 +00 47 13.2           ~ 97 0
2 ACO S 239 ClG 02 16 46 -47 49.1           ~ 17 1
3 NGC 6482 GiG 17 51 48.8334002678 +23 04 18.884647281 12.71 12.35 11.45     ~ 190 1
4 SA 113- reg 21 40 58.9 +00 27 43           ~ 55 0
5 NGC 7556 GiG 23 15 44.473 -02 22 53.55   14   12.78   ~ 34 0
6 RXC J2315.7-0222 ClG 23 15 45.2 -02 22 37           ~ 25 0
7 ACO 2589 ClG 23 24 00.5 +16 49 29           ~ 297 1
8 NAME Local Bubble ISM ~ ~           ~ 693 0

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