# 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} }

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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