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2006A&A...458...79S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 458, 79-88 (2006/10-4)

Globular cluster kinematics and X-ray emission in the early-type galaxy NGC 1399.


Abstract (from CDS):

Of the various observational methods used to address the question of dark matter in early-type galaxies there is the possibility of spatial overlap in using kinematics of stars, clusters and X-ray halos. To investigate methods for the determination of velocity distribution profiles and deviations from a Gaussian distribution using globular clusters in early-type galaxies, and the implications for dark matter. The maximum likelihood method together with standard statistical procedures were used to calculate the velocity dispersion. A new ``tracer mass estimator'' was applied to obtain a mass estimate based on the globular clusters, which is then compared to the mass obtained using X-rays. In NGC 1399 the departures from a Gaussian distribution of the velocities at all radial distances are small. Our conclusion is that in spite of the observations that show that the velocity dispersion decreases between 4 and 10Re there is evidence that dark matter exists beyond ∼3Re.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - galaxies: structure - dark matter - galaxies: individual: NGC 1399 - Galaxy: star clusters

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