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The peculiar motions of early-type galaxies in two distant regions - VII. Peculiar velocities and bulk motions

Colless, Matthew; Saglia, R.P; Burstein, David; Davies, R.L; McMahan, Robert K. Jr; Wegner, Gary

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We present peculiar velocities for 85 clusters of galaxies in two large volumes at distances between 6000 and 15000kms-1 in the directions of Hercules-Corona Borealis and Perseus-Pisces-Cetus (the EFAR sample). These velocities are based on Fundamental Plane (FP) distance estimates for early-type galaxies in each cluster. We fit the FP using a maximum likelihood algorithm which accounts for both selection effects and measurement errors, and yields FP parameters with smaller bias and variance...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/40002
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/40002
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04044.x

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