Made-to-measure galaxy models - II. Elliptical and lenticular galaxies

R. J. Long, Shude Mao

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    We take a sample of 24 elliptical and lenticular galaxies previously analysed by the SAURON project using three integral dynamical models created with Schwarzschild method, and re-analyse them using the made-to-measure (M2M) method of dynamical modelling. We obtain good agreement between the two methods in determining the dynamical mass-to-light ratios (M/L values) for the galaxies with over 80 percent of ratios differing by
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2580-2592
    Number of pages12
    JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


    • Galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD
    • Galaxies: kinematics and dynamics
    • Galaxies: structure
    • Methods: numerical


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