The intricate link between galaxy dynamics and intrinsic shape (or why so-called prolate rotation is a misnomer)

  title={The intricate link between galaxy dynamics and intrinsic shape (or why so-called prolate rotation is a misnomer)},
  author={Caroline Foster and R. Bassett},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={222 - 225}
  • C. Foster, R. Bassett
  • Published 1 June 2019
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract Many recent integral field spectroscopy (IFS) survey teams have used stellar kinematic maps combined with imaging to statistically infer the underlying distributions of galaxy intrinsic shapes. With now several IFS samples at our disposal, the method, which was originally proposed by M. Franx and collaborators in 1991, is gaining in popularity, having been so far applied to ATLAS3D, SAMI, MANGA and MASSIVE. We present results showing that a commonly assumed relationship between… 


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