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The velocity dispersion of the globular clusters in the Fornax dwarf galaxy

Cohen, Judith G. (1983) The velocity dispersion of the globular clusters in the Fornax dwarf galaxy. Astrophysical Journal, 270 . L41-L42. ISSN 0004-637X. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190531-091632624

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Abstract

Observations of the four brightest of the globular clusters in the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy yield radial velocities whose accuracy is ±10 km s^(-1). The observed velocity dispersion for the Fornax galaxy from this sample is too small to be detected (σ = 6 km s^(-1)). Thus, at the 95% confidence level, M/L_v is less than 8.


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Cohen, Judith G.0000-0002-8039-4673
Additional Information:© American Astronomical Society • Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1982 December 28; accepted 1983 March 28. I am grateful to the director of the Mount Wilson and Las Campanas Observatories for a generous allowance of telescope time, to the NSF fund for travel to foreign observatories, and to David Tytler for advice on statistics.
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Subject Keywords:clusters: globular— galaxies: internal motions
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