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Mass profiles and anisotropies of early-type galaxies

Abstract:

We discuss the problem of using stellar kinematics of early-type galaxies to constrain the orbital anisotropies and radial mass profiles of galaxies. We demonstrate that compressing the light distribution of a galaxy along the line of sight produces approximately the same signature in the line-of-sight velocity profiles as radial anisotropy. In particular, fitting spherically symmetric dynamical models to apparently round, isotropic face-on flattened galaxies leads to a spurious bias towards ...

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Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
322
Issue:
4
Pages:
702-714
Publication date:
2001-04-21
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:d0e72555-3ac3-4219-80f0-ee371df55961
Source identifiers:
15280
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pubs:15280

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