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Double Nuclei in NGC 908 and NGC 1187

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Autor(es):
Menezes, R. B. [1, 2, 3] ; Steiner, J. E. [2]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Santo Andre - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer, Rua Matao 1226, Cidade Univ, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Vale Paraiba, Inst Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento, Ave Shishima Hifumi 2911, BR-12244000 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL; v. 868, n. 1 NOV 20 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 0
Resumo

We analyze optical data cubes of the nuclear regions of two late-type galaxies, NGC 908 and NGC 1187, obtained with the Integral Field Unit of the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph. Both data cubes show stellar structures consistent with double nuclei. The morphology of the line-emitting areas in the central region of NGC 1187 is also of a double nucleus, while the spatial morphology of the line-emitting areas in the data cube of NGC 908 is consistent with a circumnuclear asymmetric ring. The emission-line ratios of the nuclear spectra (and, actually, along the entire field of view) of both galaxies are characteristic of H II regions. In particular, based on its emission-line properties, the circumnuclear ring in NGC 908 can be identified as a star-forming ring. The observed spatial morphology of the stellar emission and also the differences in the properties of the stellar populations detected in the stellar nuclei of NGC 908 suggest that the most likely scenario to explain the double stellar nucleus in this object involves a minor merger, probably with a high mass ratio. On the other hand, considering the similar properties of the stellar populations in the stellar nuclei of NGC 1187, together with the stellar and gas kinematic properties, we conclude that the most likely scenario to explain the double stellar and gas nucleus in this galaxy involves the stellar and gas kinematics, in the form of a circular nuclear disk subject to perturbations. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/51680-6 - Explorando o universo: da formação de galáxias aos planetas tipo-terra, com o Telescópio Gigante Magellan
Beneficiário:João Evangelista Steiner
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Projetos Especiais