Gemini and Hubble Space Telescope Evidence for an Intermediate-Mass Black Hole in ω Centauri

@article{Noyola2008GeminiAH,
  title={Gemini and Hubble Space Telescope Evidence for an Intermediate-Mass Black Hole in $\omega$ Centauri},
  author={Eva Noyola and Karl Gebhardt and Marcel Bergmann},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={676},
  pages={1008 - 1015}
}
The globular cluster ω Centauri is one of the largest and most massive members of the galactic system. However, its classification as a globular cluster has been challenged making it a candidate for being the stripped core of an accreted dwarf galaxy; this together with the fact that it has one of the largest velocity dispersions for star clusters in our galaxy makes it an interesting candidate for harboring an intermediate-mass black hole. We measure the surface brightness profile from… 

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