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Paper: A Dynamical Model for the cD Galaxy NGC 6086
Volume: 197, XVth IAP Meeting Dynamics of Galaxies: From the Early Universe to the Present
Page: 255
Authors: De Rijcke, S.; Dejonghe, H.; Carter, D.; Bridges, T. J.; Hau, G. K. T.
Abstract: We present a dynamical model for the cD galaxy NGC6086 in the Abell 2162 cluster. Deep long-slit major axis spectra of NGC6086, NGC6166 and NGC6173 were obtained on the INT in La Palma by D. Carter, T. Bridges and G. Hau in order to probe the halo dynamics and metallicity gradients out to at least 1.5 Re. The dynamical model was fitted directly to the spectra using a modeling technique developed at the University of Gent. This approach makes parameterization of the LOSVDs unnecessary and allows the use of a mix of several template stars to avoid template mismatch.
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