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The Abell Cluster Inertial Frame

Colless, Matthew


In this paper we present a reanalysis of Fauer & Postman's (1994) finding that the Abell cluster inertial frame (ACIF), defined by the 119 Abell clusters within 15,000 km s^-1^, is moving at almost 700 km s^-1^ with respect to the cosmic microwave background. Such a motion is inconsistent with most cosmological models at a confidence level of 95% or higher. We examine the use of the relation between the metric luminosity of brightest cluster galaxies and the slope of their luminosity profiles...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995
Type: Journal article


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