By Derek Raine, E.G. Thomas
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1 Virial masses of clusters The oldest method of estimating the mass of a cluster uses the measured redshifts of individual member galaxies to deduce the typical velocities of these galaxies in the frame of the cluster. It is then found that the time required for a typical galaxy to cross the cluster is much less than the age of the Universe. It follows that if the cluster were not a bound system there would have been ample time for the galaxies to disperse. In addition, to a ﬁrst approximation at least, the regular spherical distribution of galaxies throughout a rich cluster, such as Coma, resembles the distribution of atoms in a ﬁnite volume of an isothermal sphere of self-gravitating gas.
Lower panel: The observed rotation curve of the galaxy (points) and the rotation speed calculated from the mass associated with the light proﬁle only (full line) (from Albada and Sancisi 1986). of which falls off with radius as ρ ∝ R −2 . 14), that the orbital velocity V = constant. In practice more detailed models are used in which the mass distribution is not assumed to be spherical but is itself deduced from the distribution of velocities. Using these mass determinations, it is found that the mass-to-light ratios, M/L, for spiral galaxies increase with radius, from ∼10h for the visible part of a galaxy up to ∼100h at a radius of about 200 kpc (Bahcall et al 1995).
Thus the orbital velocities of the planets fall off with their distance from the Sun according to the Keplerian law V ∝ R −1/2 . In a spiral galaxy, in contrast, the mass is distributed in both the disc and also throughout an extended roughly spherical dark halo the existence of which, as we shall see, is inferred from the measured velocities. The rotation of a galaxy which is not face on to our line of sight gives different redshifts for stars on opposite sides of the centre. By subtracting the recessional velocity of the galaxy we obtain the stellar velocities as a function of radius R in the rest frame of the galaxy.
An Introduction to the Science of Cosmology (Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics) by Derek Raine, E.G. Thomas