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ID: 709951.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The masses of local group dwarf spheroidal galaxies: The death of the universal mass profile
Authors:Collins, M. L. M.; Chapman, S. C.; Rich, R. M.; Ibata, R. A.; Martin, N. F.; Irwin, M. J.; Bate, N. F.; Lewis, G. F.; Peñarrubia, J.; Arimoto, N.; Casey, C. M.; Ferguson, A. M. N.; Koch, A.; McConnachie, A. W.; Tanvir, N.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2014
Title of Journal:The Astrophysical Journal
Volume:783
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:id. 7 (14 pp)
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We investigate the claim that all dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs) reside within halos that share a common, universal mass profile as has been derived for dSphs of the galaxy. By folding in kinematic information for 25 Andromeda dSphs, more than doubling the previous sample size, we find that a singular mass profile cannot be found to fit all of the observations well. Further, the best-fit dark matter density profile measured solely for the Milky Way dSphs is marginally discrepant with that of the Andromeda dSphs (at just beyond the 1sigma level), where a profile with lower maximum circular velocity, and hence mass, is preferred. The agreement is significantly better when three extreme Andromeda outliers, And XIX, XXI, and XXV, all of which have large half-light radii (gsim 600 pc) and low-velocity dispersions (sigma v < 5 km s-1), are omitted from the sample. We argue that the unusual properties of these outliers are likely caused by tidal interactions with the host galaxy.
Free Keywords:dark matter; galaxies: dwarf; galaxies: fundamental parameters; galaxies: kinematics and dynamics; Local Group
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISSN:0004-637X %R 10.1088/0004-637X/783/1/7
URL:http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2014ApJ...783....7C
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