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Luminosity-velocity diagrams for Virgo Cluster spirals. I - Inner rotation curvesOptical rotation curves are presented for the innermost portions of nine spiral galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. The emission-line (H-alpha and forbidden N II) velocity data are to be used in combination with new CCD photometry to construct luminosity-velocity diagrams, in a continuing investigation of an apparent initial linear branch and its potential as a distance indicator. Compared to recent H I data, the present optical rotation curves generally show systematically steeper inner gradients. This effect is ascribed to the poorer resolution of the H I data and/or to holes in the gas distribution.
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Woods, David
(British Columbia Univ. Vancouver British Columbia, Canada)
Fahlman, Gregory G.
(British Columbia, University Vancouver, Canada)
Madore, Barry F.
(California Institute of Technology Pasadena, United States)
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August 14, 2013
Publication Date
April 10, 1990
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Publication: Astrophysical Journal, Part 1
Volume: 353
ISSN: 0004-637X
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