Rotation Curve Shapes and the Tully-Fisher Relations
Author: Verheijen, M.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volumes 269-270, 1999 , pp. 671-672(2)
Abstract:The scatter in the K′-band Tully-Fisher relation (TFr) is larger than can be expected from observational uncertainties when using the widths of global HI profiles of a volume limited, complete sample without any morphological selection criteria. This poster shows, however, that the observed scatter can be explained when considering the shapes of the galaxy rotation curves (RCs). Using V_max from the RCs, it turns out that galaxies with rising RCs tend to lie on the low-velocity side of the TFr and those with declining RCs tend to lie on the high velocity side. The scatter in the K′–V_flat TFr is consistent with the measurement uncertainties.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: National Radio Astronomy Observatory; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: January 1, 1999