The ellipticities of Galactic and Large Magellanic Cloud globular clusters

@article{Goodwin1997TheEO,
  title={The ellipticities of Galactic and Large Magellanic Cloud globular clusters},
  author={S. Goodwin},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={286}
}
  • S. Goodwin
  • Published 1997
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • The globular clusters of the LMC are found to be significantly more elliptical than Galactic globular clusters, but very similar in virtually all other respects. The ellipticity of the LMC globular clusters is shown not be correlated with the age or mass of those clusters. It is proposed that the ellipticity differences are caused by the different strengths of the tidal fields in the LMC and the Galaxy. The strong Galactic tidal field erases initial velocity anisotropies and removes angular… CONTINUE READING
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