# Mass Profile in Elliptical Galaxies

1. Oct 6, 2014

### RCopernicus

We know a fair amount about Spiral Galaxies because we can basically see their guts. Elliptical Galaxies are obscured by the outer shell. Can anyone direct me to some non-theoretical data on the mass (density) profile of Elliptical galaxies (i.e. the amount of mass (or density) at a given radius, R, from the center)?

Last edited: Oct 6, 2014
2. Oct 6, 2014