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LWS observations of the colliding galaxies NGC 4038/39

Fischer, J., Shier, L. M., Luhman, M. L., Satyapal, S., Smith, H. A., Stacey, G. J., Unger, S. J., Greenhouse, M. A., Spinoglio, L., Malkan, M. A., Lord, S. D., Miles, J. W., Shure, M. A., Clegg, P. E., Ade, Peter A. R., Armand, C., Burgdorf, M., Church, S. E., Davis, G. R., DiGiorgio, A., Ewart, D., Furniss, I., Glencross, W. M., Gry, C., Lim, T., Molinari, S., Nguyen-Rieu, Q., Price, M. C., Sidher, S. D., Smith, A., Swinyard, B. M., Texier, D., Trams, N. R. and Wolfire, M. G. 1996. LWS observations of the colliding galaxies NGC 4038/39. Astronomy and Astrophysics 315 (2) , L97-L100.

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Abstract

Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) Long Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS) and ground-based Fabry-Perot imaging spectroscopic observations are used to penetrate the extinction to the powerful burst of star formation that has occurred in the extranuclear molecular cloud complex in the galaxy overlap region of the galaxies NGC 4038/39 ("The Antennae"). Parameters of the starburst and typical molecular cloud core characteristics are derived. It is found that the starburst can power the infrared luminosity of this galaxy system.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infrared, galaxies, galaxies, interactions, galaxies, starburst, galaxies, evolution, galaxies, nuclei, galaxies, individual NGC 4038/39, MOLECULAR CLOUDS, ANTENNAE, EMISSION.
Publisher: EDP Sciences
ISSN: 0004-6361
Date of Acceptance: 2 August 1996
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:35
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/62469

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