Galaxy Masses: A Review

Stephane Courteau, Michele Cappellari, Roelof S. de Jong, Aaron A. Dutton, L.V.E. Koopmans

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Abstract

Galaxy masses play a fundamental role in our understanding of structure formation models. This review addresses the variety and reliability of mass estimators that pertain to stars, gas, and dark matter. The dierent sections on masses from stellar populations, dynamical masses of gas-rich and gas-poor galaxies, with some attention paid to our Milky Way, and masses from weak and strong lensing methods, all provide review material on galaxy masses in a self-consistent manner. Keywords: galaxies: dark matter | galaxies: evolution | galaxies: formation
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages145
JournalElsevier
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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