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Paper: Simulations of Line Profile Structure in Shell Galaxies
Volume: 423, Galaxy Wars: Star Formation and Stellar Populations in Interacting Galaxies
Page: 243
Authors: Jílková, L.; Jungwiert, B.; Krízek, M.; Ebrová, I.; Stoklasová, I.; Bartáková, T.; Bartosková, K.
Abstract: In the context of exploring mass distributions of dark matter haloes in giant ellipticals, we extend the analysis carried out by Merrifield & Kuijken (1998) for stellar line profiles of shells created in nearly radial mergers of galaxies. We show that line-of-sight velocity distributions are more complex than previously predicted. We simulate shell formation and analyze the detectability of spectroscopic signatures of shells after convolution with spectral PSFs.
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