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Burbidge et al. 1963

Burbidge, E.M., G.R. Burbudge, and K.H. Prendergast, 1963: The rotation and mass of NGC 1084. Astrophys. J., 137, 376-380, doi:10.1086/147517.

The rotation-curve of NGC 1084 was obtained from measures of the Hα and [N II] λ 6853 emission lines on spectra taken at the prime focus of the 82-inch telescope with a long slit. The rotation-curve extends to about 55" from the center; in this region the curve has flattened and is beginning to turn over. An integral question was solved for the mass distribution under the assumption that the equidensity surfaces are similar spheroids. For assumed values of c/a ranging from 1/8 to 1/15 the total mass is 1.6×1010 M. The mass-t-light ratio from the photographic magnitude is 0.8.

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  author={Burbidge, E. M. and Burbudge, G. R. and Prendergast, K. H.},
  title={The rotation and mass of NGC 1084},
  journal={Astrophys. J.},

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ID  - bu07000c
AU  - Burbidge, E. M.
AU  - Burbudge, G. R.
AU  - Prendergast, K. H.
PY  - 1963
TI  - The rotation and mass of NGC 1084
JA  - Astrophys. J.
VL  - 137
SP  - 376
EP  - 380
DO  - 10.1086/147517
ER  -

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