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Do Galaxy Clusters follow De Vaucouleurs' Law?

  1. Sep 30, 2015 #1
    If objects in the universe are built hierarchically, wouldn't one expect a Galaxy Cluster that is roughly spherical to follow the same profile as an elliptical galaxy?
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2015 #2

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    Not necessarily. Can I ask what makes you think that?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2015 #3
    I'm studying the Coma Cluster. If they don't follow De Vaucouleurs' Law, which law describes the luminosity or mass profile for a cluster of galaxies?
     
  5. Oct 1, 2015 #4

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    That I can't answer.
     
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