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The internal kinematics of galaxies in Hickson compact groups

Grant number: 07/07973-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2008
Effective date (End): June 30, 2010
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Grantee:Sergio Patricio Torres Flores
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Galaxies in Hickson compact groups are objects in the local universe which are usually in interaction, and whose kinematics (due to the observed peculiarities) can only be well described and understood through the study of 2-D velocity fields (IFU or Fabry Perot). This thesis work plans a study of velocity fields of 100 galaxies in compact groups, with the goal of comparing the internal kinematics of these galaxies with those of objects in less dense environments. The data have been already obtained and the majority of it is already reduced. The thesis will also include a study of simulated velocity fields, for galaxies with median redshifts (z 0.5), through the convolution of datacubes of observed data (at z=0), with the apropriate seeing and pixel size. This study will be very important for understanding the limitations of the kinematic studies of galaxies at z=0.5 and particularly important in the determination of the Tully Fisher relation for galaxies at median redshifts. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
TORRES-FLORES, S.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; PLANA, H.; AMRAM, P.; EPINAT, B. The Tully-Fisher relations for Hickson compact group galaxies star. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 432, n. 4, p. 3085-3096, JUL 2013. Web of Science Citations: 11.
DE MELLO, D. F.; URRUTIA-VISCARRA, F.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; TORRES-FLORES, S.; CARRASCO, E. R.; CYPRIANO, E. Star formation in H I tails: HCG 92, HCG 100 and six interacting systems. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 426, n. 3, p. 2441-2451, NOV 2012. Web of Science Citations: 13.
TORRES-FLORES, S.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; DE MELLO, D. F.; SCARANO, JR., S.; URRUTIA-VISCARRA, F. NGC 2782: a merger remnant with young stars in its gaseous tidal tail. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 421, n. 4, p. 3612-3621, APR 2012. Web of Science Citations: 15.
TORRES-FLORES, S.; EPINAT, B.; AMRAM, P.; PLANA, H.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C. GHASP: an H alpha kinematic survey of spiral and irregular galaxies - IX. The near-infrared, stellar and baryonic Tully-Fisher relations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 416, n. 3, p. 1936-1948, SEP 2011. Web of Science Citations: 34.
TORRES-FLORES, S.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; AMRAM, P.; PLANA, H.; EPINAT, B.; CARIGNAN, C.; BALKOWSKI, C. Kinematics of galaxies in compact groups Studying the B-band Tully-Fischer relation. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 521, OCT 2010. Web of Science Citations: 9.
TORRES-FLORES, S.; DE OLIVEIRA, C. MENDES; DE MELLO, D. F.; AMRAM, P.; PLANA, H.; EPINAT, B.; IGLESIAS-PARAMO, J. Star formation in the intragroup medium and other diagnostics of the evolutionary stages of compact groups of galaxies. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 507, n. 2, p. 723-746, NOV 2009. Web of Science Citations: 25.

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