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Paper: Small Satellite Probes of Spiral Galaxies
Volume: 209, Small Galaxy Groups, IAU Colloquium 174
Page: 385
Authors: Erickson, Lance; Gottesman, Steve; Hunter, James
Abstract: Small, bound satellites of larger spiral galaxies are employed in the determination of the statistical presence of mass beyond the rotation disk of the largest (primary) galaxy. Optical and neutral hydrogen data are combined to develop mass estimates using the small bound groups. The resulting distribution of the internal/external mass ratios provides limits on halo mass models, and a glimpse at this mass estimation technique.
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