EAS Publications Series
Volume 20, 2006Mass Profiles and Shapes of Cosmological Structures
|Page(s)||105 - 112|
|Published online||19 May 2006|
G.A. Mamon, F. Combes, C. Deffayet and B. Fort (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 20 (2006) 105-112
The internal kinematics of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
2 Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-1897, USA
3 Astronomical Institute of the University of Basel, Venusstrasse 7, 4102 Binningen, Switzerland
The status of kinematic observations in Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs) is reviewed. Various approaches to the dynamical modelling of these data are discussed and some general features of dSph dark matter haloes based on simple mass models are presented.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2006
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