Axisymmetric galaxy models with central black holes, with an application to M32

  title={Axisymmetric galaxy models with central black holes, with an application to M32},
  author={E. E. Qian and P. T. de Zeeuw and Roeland P. van der Marel and Christopher Hunter},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The contour integral method of Hunter & Qian is applied to axisymmetric galaxy models in which the distribution function (DF) is of the form f=f(E,L_z), where E and L_z are the classical integrals of motion in an axisymmetric potential. A practical way to construct the unique even part of the DF for such systems is presented. It is applied to models, both oblate and prolate, in which the mass density is stratified on similar concentric spheroids. The spheroids with scale-free densities are… 

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