mass-to-light ratio

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mass-to-light ratio

On the mass-to-light ratio and the initial mass function in disc galaxies

Stellar mass-to-light ratio gradients in galaxies: correlations with mass

Galaxy and mass assembly (GAMA): the consistency of GAMA and WISE derived mass-to-light ratios

Overmerging and mass-to-light ratios in phenomenological galaxy formation models

Mass-to-light ratios from the fundamental plane of spiral galaxy discs

High mass-to-light ratios of ultra-compact dwarf galaxies – evidence for dark matter?

Central mass-to-light ratios and dark matter fractions in early-type galaxies

Colors and Mass-to-Light Ratios of Bulges and Disks of Nearby Spiral Galaxies

The local stellar luminosity function and mass-to-light ratio in the near-infrared

On the mass-to-light ratios of fossil groups. Are they simply dark clusters?

Dark matter contraction and stellar-mass-to-light ratio gradients in massive early-type galaxies

N-body models of globular clusters: metallicities, half-light radii and mass-to-light ratios

Biases in the inferred mass-to-light ratio of globular clusters: no need for variations in the stellar mass function

The ATLAS3D project – XX. Mass–size and mass–σ distributions of early-type galaxies: bulge fraction drives kinematics, mass-to-light ratio, molecular gas fraction and stellar initial mass function

Measuring the inclination and mass-to-light ratio of axisymmetric galaxies via anisotropic Jeans models of stellar kinematics

The velocity dispersion and mass-to-light ratio of the remote halo globular cluster NGC 2419

Single-colour diagnostics of the mass-to-light ratio – I. Predictions from galaxy formation models


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The ratio of the mass of an object to its total luminosity. The mass and luminosity are usually measured in terms of solar mass and solar luminosity; hence the mass-to-light ratio of the Sun is 1. Most extragalactic objects have mass-to-light ratios greater than 1, indicating that not all their mass is in the form of visible stars. The high values inferred for galaxies (up to 30) and clusters of galaxies (up to 300) indicates the existence of considerable amounts of dark matter.

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