The Dynamics of the M87 Globular Cluster System

  title={The Dynamics of the M87 Globular Cluster System},
  author={J. Cohen and A. Ryzhov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • J. Cohen, A. Ryzhov
  • Published 1997
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present the results from a study of the dynamics of the system of globular clusters around M87. After eliminating foreground galactic stars and background galaxies, we end up with a sample of 205 bona fide M87 globular clusters for which we have radial velocities determined from multislit spectra taken with the Low Resolution Imaging Spectrograph on the Keck Telescope. We find that the mean radial velocity of the M87 globular clusters agrees well with that of M87 itself and that the velocity… CONTINUE READING
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