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2010ApJ...712..516N Re-Assembling the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy Niederste-Ostholt, M.; Belokurov, V.; Evans, N. W.; Penarrubia, J. Abstract. What was the mass of the progenitor of the Sagittarius (Sgr) dwarf galaxy? Here, we reassemble the stellar debris using Sloan Digital Sky Survey and Two Micron All-Sky Survey data to find the total luminosity and likely mass. We find that the luminosity is in the range (9.6-13.2) x 10^7^ L_sun_ or M_V_ ~ -15.1 to -15.5, with 70% of the light residing in the debris streams. The progenitor is somewhat fainter than the present-day Small Magellanic Cloud, and comparable in brightness to the M31 dwarf spheroidals NGC 147 and NGC 185. Using cosmologically motivated models, we estimate that the mass of Sgr's dark matter halo prior to tidal disruption was ~10^10^ M_sun_. Key words: galaxies: dwarf, galaxies: individual: Sagittarius
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