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2010AJ....139....1P - Astron. J., 139, 1-16 (2010/January-0)

Mass distribution in Hickson compact groups of galaxies.


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This study presents the mass distribution for a sample of 18 late-type galaxies in nine Hickson compact groups. We used Hα rotation curves (RCs) from high-resolution two-dimensional velocity fields of Fabry-Perot observations and the J-band photometry from the Two Micron All Sky Survey, in order to determine the dark halo and the visible matter distributions. The study compares two halo density profiles, an isothermal core-like distribution, and a cuspy one. We also compare their visible and dark matter distributions with those of galaxies belonging to cluster and field galaxies coming from two samples: 40 cluster galaxies of Barnes et al. and 35 field galaxies of Spano et al. The central halo surface density is found to be constant with respect to the total absolute magnitude similar to what is found for the isolated galaxies. This suggests that the halo density is independent of galaxy type and environment. We have found that core-like density profiles better fit the RCs than cuspy-like ones. No major differences have been found between field, cluster, and compact group galaxies with respect to their dark halo density profiles.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: general - galaxies: halos - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics

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