On the deprojection of axisymmetric bodies

@article{Gerhard1996OnTD,
  title={On the deprojection of axisymmetric bodies},
  author={Ortwin Gerhard and James Binney},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={1996},
  volume={279},
  pages={993-1004}
}
  • O. Gerhard, J. Binney
  • Published 25 August 1995
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Axisymmetric density distributions are constructed which are invisible when viewed from a range of inclination angles $i$. By adding such distributions to a model galaxy, it can be made either disky or boxy without in any way affecting its projected image. As the inclination of a galaxy decreases from edge-on to face on, the range of `invisible' densities, the uncertainty in the deprojection, and the sensitivity of the deprojection to noise all increase. The relation between these phenomena is… 

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