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2010MNRAS.408.1277S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 408, 1277-1282 (2010/October-3)

Mass discrepancy in galaxy clusters as a result of the offset between dark matter and baryon distributions.


Abstract (from CDS):

Recent studies of lensing clusters reveal that it might be fairly common for a galaxy cluster that the X-ray centre has an obvious offset from its gravitational centre which is measured by strong lensing. We argue that if these offsets exist, then X-rays and lensing are indeed measuring different regions of a cluster, and may thus naturally result in a discrepancy in the measured gravitational masses by the two different methods. Here we investigate theoretically the dynamical effects of such lensing-X-ray offsets and compare with observational data. We find that for typical values, the offset alone can give rise to a factor of 2 difference between the lensing and X-ray-determined masses for the core regions of a cluster, suggesting that such `offset effect' may play an important role and should not be ignored in our dynamical measurements of clusters.

Abstract Copyright: © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 RAS

Journal keyword(s): gravitational lensing: strong - dark matter - X-rays: galaxies: clusters

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