Volume 398, Number 1, January IV 2003
|Page(s)||L5 - L9|
|Published online||14 January 2003|
Letter to the Editor
X-ray and weak lensing measurements of the mass profile of MS1008.1–1224: Chandra and VLT data*
European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Straße 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
2 Institüt für Astrophysik und Extraterrestrische Forschung, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Corresponding author: S. Ettori, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 5 December 2002
We analyse the Chandra dataset of the galaxy cluster MS1008.1-1224 to recover an estimate of the gravitating mass as function of the radius and compare these results with the weak lensing reconstruction of the mass distribution obtained from deep FORS1-VLT multicolor imaging. Even though the X-ray morphology is disturbed with a significant excess in the northern direction suggesting that the cluster is not in a relaxed state, we are able to match the two mass profiles both in absolute value and in shape within uncertainty and up to 1100 kpc. The recovered X-ray mass estimate does not change by using either the azimuthally averaged gas density and temperature profiles or the results obtained in the northern sector alone where the signal-to-noise ratio is higher.
Key words: galaxies: clusters: individual: MS1008.1-1224 / X-ray: galaxies: clusters / gravitational lensing / cosmology: observations / methods: statistical
© ESO, 2003
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