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Faber–Jackson relation

Ian Ridpath

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

Second edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199609055
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739439
Faber–Jackson relation

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The observed relationship between the luminosity of an elliptical galaxy and the random speed of stars near its centre. The

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