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Triaxial orbit-based model of NGC 4365

  • Remco C. E. van den Bosch (a1), Glenn van de Ven (a2), Michele Cappellari (a1) and P. Tim de Zeeuw (a1)

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We have developed an orbit-based method for constructing triaxial models of elliptical galaxies, which fit their observed surface brightness and kinematics (van den Bosch et al). We have tested this extended Schwarzschild method (1979) against analytical models with general distribution functions (DF) and find that we can recover the DF (van de Ven et al). Here, we present a model of NGC 4365.

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Triaxial orbit-based model of NGC 4365

  • Remco C. E. van den Bosch (a1), Glenn van de Ven (a2), Michele Cappellari (a1) and P. Tim de Zeeuw (a1)

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