• The Tully-Fisher relations of the Eridanus group of galaxies

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      Galaxy: rotation, luminosity-linewidth relation; galaxies: groups; individual: Eridanus; radio lines:HI 21 cm-line

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      The Tully-Fisher (TF) or the luminosity-linewidth relations of the galaxies in the Eridanus group are constructed using the HI rotation curves and the luminosities in the optical and in the near-infrared bands. The slopes of the TF relations (absolute magnitudevs log2Vflat) are −8.6 ± 1.1, −10.0 ±1.5, −10.7 ±2.1, and −9.7 ±1.3 in the R, J, H, and K bands respectively for galaxies having flat HI rotation curves. These values of the slopes are consistent with those obtained from studies of other groups and clusters. The scatter in the TF relations is in the range 0.5-1.1 mag in different bands. This scatter is considerably larger compared to those observed in other groups and clusters. It is suggested that the larger scatter in the TF relations for the Eridanus group is related to the loose structure of the group. If the TF relations are constructed using the baryonic mass (stellar +HI + Helium mass) instead of the stellar luminosity, nearly identical slopes are obtained in the R and in the near-infrared bands. The baryonic TF (baryonic massvs log2Vflat) slope is in the range 3.5–4.1.

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      A. Omar1 K. S. Dwarakanath2

      1. Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital - 263 129, India
      2. Raman Research Institute, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore - 560 080, India
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