EAS Publications Series
Volume 10, 2003JENAM 2002, Galactic & Stellar Dynamics
|Page(s)||219 - 219|
|Published online||22 December 2003|
C. Boily, P. Patsis, S. Portegies Zwart, R. Spurzem and C. Theis (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 10 (2003) 219
On the origin of ω Cen
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, Germany
2 Astronomy Department, Yale University, New Haven, USA
3 Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy, Roumania
4 Institute of Physics, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
A capture scenario of the origin of ω Centauri is studied numerically. We show that the most serious problem of this scenario - how to move a progenitor of ω Cen from a typical dwarf orbit to the current position of ω Cen - can be solve for a nucleated dwarf galaxy with Hernquist density profile.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2003
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