A PHOTOMETRIC-STUDY OF INTERACTING GALAXIES .2. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS

Результат исследований: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатьярецензирование

Аннотация

We present the results of a detailed photometric study in the R(c) band of 73 galaxies in close interacting systems. The sample for this study was selected mainly from the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies by Arp on the basis of the optical morphology of galaxies. The observed systems exhibit: an excess of early type spirals (Sa) and deficiency of late type ones (Sm/Irr), and excess of brighter galaxies as compared with field galaxies. From the decomposition of the equivalent profiles we found the following principal results: (a) Interacting ellipticals and bulges of SO galaxies are systematically displaced in the plane mu(e)-R(e) from the relation for normal galaxies. This displacement may be explained in terms of bulges of interacting galaxies being more compact. (b) Bulges of interacting spirals are located in the effective parameters plane in the same region of bulges of non-interacting galaxies. (c) Disks of strongly interacting spirals are 2-3 times thicker as compared with disks of normal galaxies. (d) The central surface brightnesses (mu0) of the disks of interacting galaxies are, on average, brighter than for field spirals. (e) There is no clear dependence of the global photometric characteristics of galaxies on the interaction strength. There is a weak tendency for galactic disks to be slightly brighter and shorter than in strongly interacting systems.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Страницы (с-по)351-363
Число страниц13
ЖурналASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
Том278
Номер выпуска2
СостояниеОпубликовано - ноя 1993

Fingerprint

Подробные сведения о темах исследования «A PHOTOMETRIC-STUDY OF INTERACTING GALAXIES .2. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS». Вместе они формируют уникальный семантический отпечаток (fingerprint).

Цитировать