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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 419–435 | Cite as

Monte-Carlo simulations of galaxy systems

IV. Static properties for galaxies in supercluster cells
  • H. T. MacGillivray
  • R. J. Dodd
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Abstract

The Monte-Carlo simulation technique described in Paper I (MacGillivrayet al., 1982b) is used to simulate static properties (positions, magnitudes, orientations and shapes) for galaxies in spherical supercluster ‘cells’ for different galaxy 3-dimensional alignment schemes, and the projected galaxy properties examined. The results may be used to aid the interpretation of the observed geometric properties for galaxies in real supercluster cells.

The simulation technique is also used to examine the properties of galaxies in ‘clusters’ formed at the intersections of adjacent cells. The results may provide clues to the interpretation of the nature of observed galaxy geometric properties in rich clusters and are used in the present study for a preliminary comparison with observational data. This comparison indicates that the observational results could indeed be understood if clusters were the node points between cells. However, the observed galaxy properties cannot be produced unambiguously by the adiabatic mechanism for galaxy formation.

Keywords

Observational Data Geometric Property Node Point Adjacent Cell Simulation Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. T. MacGillivray
    • 1
  • R. J. Dodd
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal ObservatoryEdinburghScotland
  2. 2.Carter ObservatoryWellingtonNew Zealand

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