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 Velocity dispersion measurements of dwarf galaxies in the Coma cluster - implications for the structure of the fundamental plane


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We present intermediate-resolution spectroscopic data for a set of dwarf and giant galaxies in the Coma Cluster, with -20.6 M R -15.7. The photometric and kinematic properties of the brighter galaxies can be cast in terms of parameters which present little scatter with respect to a set of scaling relations known as the Fundamental Plane. To determine the form of these fundamental scaling relations at lower luminosities, we have measured velocity dispersions for a sample comprising 69 galaxies on the border of the dwarf and giant regime. Combining these data with our photometric survey, we find a tight correlation of luminosity and velocity dispersion, L \propto \sigma^{2.0}, substantially flatter than the Faber-Jackson relation characterising giant elliptical galaxies. In addition, the variation of mass-to-light ratio with velocity dispersion is quite weak in our dwarf sample: M-L \propto \sigma^{0.2}. Our overall results are consistent with theoretical models invoking large-scale mass removal and subsequent structural readjustment, e.g., as a result of galactic winds.



Autor: A. M. Cody; D. Carter; T. J. Bridges; B. Mobasher; B. M. Poggianti

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