A kinematically distinct core and minor-axis rotation : the MUSE perspective on M87

  title={A kinematically distinct core and minor-axis rotation : the MUSE perspective on M87},
  author={E. Emsellem and D. Krajnovi'c and Marc Sarzi Eso and C. Lyon and Aip and Car and U. Hertfordshire},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • E. Emsellem, D. Krajnovi'c, +4 authors U. Hertfordshire
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • We present evidence for the presence of a low-amplitude kinematically distinct component in the giant early-type galaxy M87, via datasets obtained with the SAURON and MUSE integral-field spectroscopic units. The MUSE velocity field reveals a strong twist of ~140 deg within the central 30 arcsec connecting outwards such a kinematically distinct core to a prolate-like rotation around the large-scale photometric major-axis of the galaxy. The existence of these kinematic features within the… CONTINUE READING
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