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DARK MATTER IN GALAXIES: OBSERVATIONAL OVERVIEW

A. Bosma


Observatoire de Marseille, 2 Place Le Verrier, 13248 Marseille Cedex 4, France


Abstract. I review the observational side of the present state of the debate about the dark matter in galaxies, with emphasis on the core/cusp problem in low surface brightness galaxies, and the question of maximum / sub-maximum disks in spiral galaxies. Some remarks are made about the dwarf spheroidals around the Milky Way, and about elliptical galaxies.


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

SOME ISSUES CONCERNING MASS MODELS OF SPIRAL GALAXIES

THE CORE/CUSP PROBLEM IN LSB GALAXIES
Inner slope values : technical and selection issues
Inner slope values : astrophysical issues

THE IMPORTANCE OF DISK SELF GRAVITY IN HSB SPIRALS

DWARF SPHEROIDALS AND OTHER SATELLITES

ELLIPTICAL GALAXIES

REFERENCES

APPENDIX: 21-cm Line Interferometry and the Dark Matter Problem

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