Volume 456, Number 2, September III 2006
|Page(s)||409 - 420|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||31 August 2006|
VIMOS-IFU survey of z ~ 0.2 massive galaxy clusters
I. Observations of the strong lensing cluster Abell 2667
OAMP, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, UMR 6110, traverse du Siphon, 13012 Marseille, France e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Caltech-Astronomy, MC105-24, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
3 Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS-UMR 5572, 14 avenue E. Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
4 Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Accepted: 21 December 2005
We present extensive multi-color imaging and low-resolution VIMOS integral field unit (IFU) spectroscopic observations of the X-ray luminous cluster Abell 2667 (). An extremely bright giant gravitational arc () is easily identified as part of a triple image system, and other fainter multiple images are also revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera-2 images. The VIMOS-IFU observations cover a field of view of and enable us to determine the redshift of all galaxies down to . Furthermore, redshifts could be identified for some sources down to . In particular we identify 21 members in the cluster core, from which we derive a velocity dispersion of km s-1, corresponding to a total mass of within a kpc (30 arcsec) radius. Using the multiple images constraints and priors on the mass distribution of cluster galaxy halos we construct a detailed lensing-mass model leading to a total mass of within the Einstein radius (16 arcsec). The lensing mass and dynamical mass are in good agreement, although the dynamical one is much less accurate. Within a 110 kpc radius, we find a rest-frame K-band M/L ratio of . Comparing these measurements with published X-ray analysis is, however, less conclusive. Although the X-ray temperature matches the dynamical and lensing estimates, the published NFW mass model derived from the X-ray measurement with its low concentration of cannot account for the large Einstein radius observed in this cluster. A higher concentration of ∼6 would, however, match the strong lensing measurements. These results very likely reflect the complex structure of the cluster mass distribution, underlying the importance of panchromatic studies from small to large scale in order to better understand cluster physics.
Key words: gravitational lensing / galaxies: clusters: general / galaxies: clusters: individual: Abell 2667
© ESO, 2006
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