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2006A&A...445..503R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 445, 503-511 (2006/1-2)

Radial velocities in the globular cluster ω Centauri.

REIJNS R.A., SEITZER P., ARNOLD R., FREEMAN K.C., INGERSON T., VAN DEN BOSCH R.C.E., VAN DE VEN G. and DE ZEEUW P.T.

Abstract (from CDS):

We have used the ARGUS multi-object spectrometer at the CTIO 4 m Blanco telescope to obtain 2756 radial velocity measurements for 1966 individual stars in the globular cluster ω Centauri brighter than blue photographic magnitude of about 16.5. Of these, 1589 stars are cluster members. A comparison with two independent radial velocity studies, carried out by Suntzeff & Kraft (1996AJ....111.1913S) and by Mayor et al. (1997AJ....114.1087M), demonstrates that the median error of our measurements is below 2km/s for the stars brighter than B-magnitude 15, which constitute the bulk of the sample. The observed velocity dispersion decreases from about 15km/s in the inner few arcmin to about 6km/s at a radius of 25'. The cluster shows significant rotation, with a maximum amplitude of about 6km/s in the radial zone between 6' and 10'. In a companion paper by van de Ven et al. (2006A&A...445..513V), we correct these radial velocities for the perspective rotation caused by the space motion of the cluster, and combine them with the internal proper motions of nearly 8000 cluster members measured by van Leeuwen et al., to construct a detailed dynamical model of ω Centauri and to measure its distance.

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Journal keyword(s): radial velocities - Galaxy: globular clusters: individual: NGC 5139 - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/445/503): table4.dat tablea1.dat>

Simbad objects: 1971

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