Dark matter haloes in interacting isolated galaxy pairs: The Importance of the Hα rotation curve
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We present Hα scanning Fabry-Perot observations of the interacting galaxy pair NGC 3893/96 (Kar 302), an M51-type galaxy pair. The velocity field and rotation curve of the main galaxy (NGC 3893) were derived. These show the galaxy follows a rather axisymmetric behaviour. Together with HI observations, several mass models were adjusted in order to study the nature of the dark halo as well as the mass-to-light ratio of the galaxy. We find that in order to constrain these models, it is important to have a high resolution Hα rotation curve for the inner parts of the galaxy.
KeywordsRotation Curve Mass Model Stellar Disk Dark Matter Halo Emission Point
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