An HI Study of URSA Major Spirals

Dark Matter in spirals and the TF-relations
  • M. A. W. Verheijen
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)


We investigate the scatter in the TF-relations and study the Dark Matter component of spiral galaxies as a function of luminosity, morphology, scale length etc. by means of a detailed kinematic and photometric study of individual galaxies in a cluster. Because all the galaxies are at the same distance there is no doubt about their relative masses and luminosities.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. W. Verheijen
    • 1
  1. 1.Kapteyn InstituteGroningenThe Netherlands

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