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Title: Radial velocities of remote globular clusters - stalking the missing mass

Measurements good to 25 km/s are presented of radial velocities of five remote galactic globular clusters, based on aperture-plate spectra of individual stars at 3.0 A resolution. Velocities with respect to the galactic rest-frame of two individual systems, Eridanus and Palomar 14, are large enough to suggest a total mass for the Galaxy of 1 trillion solar masses. A similar mass is inferred from the average of the galactocentric distance times velocity squared. 36 references.
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Astrophys. J.; (United States); Journal Volume: 297
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Lockheed Research Labs., Palo Alto, CA
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United States
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; MILKY WAY; MASS; STAR CLUSTERS; RADIAL VELOCITY; GALAXY NUCLEI; GIANT STARS; MISSING MASS; GALAXIES; STARS; VELOCITY 640105* -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Galaxies; 640102 -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Stars & Quasi-Stellar, Radio & X-Ray Sources