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Clues on Arp 142: The spiral-elliptical merger

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Mora, Marcelo D. [1] ; Torres-Flores, Sergio [2] ; Firpo, Veronica [2, 3] ; Hernandez-Jimenez, Jose A. [4, 5] ; Urrutia-Viscarra, Fernanda [2, 3] ; Mendes de Oliveira, Claudia [5]
Número total de Autores: 6
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[1] Pontificia Univ Catolica Chile, Inst Astrofis, Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Santiago 7820436 - Chile
[2] Univ La Serena, Dept Fis & Astron, Ave Cisternas 1200, La Serena - Chile
[3] Southern Operat Ctr, Gemini Observ, La Serena - Chile
[4] Univ Andres Bello, Dept Ciencias Fis, Fernandez Concha 700, Santiago - Chile
[5] Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer USP, Dept Astron, Rua Matao 1226, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 488, n. 1, p. 830-846, SEP 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0

Nearby merging pairs are unique laboratories in which one can study the gravitational effects on the individual interacting components. In this manuscript, we report the characterization of selected HII regions along the peculiar galaxy NGC2936, member of the galaxy pair Arp 142, an E+S interaction, known as `The Penguin'. Using Gemini South spectroscopy, we have derived a high enhancement of the global star formation rate (SFR) = 35.9 M-circle dot yr(-1) probably stimulated by the interaction. Star-forming regions on this galaxy display oxygen abundances that are consistent with solar metallicities. The current data set does not allow us to conclude any clear scenario for NGC 2936. Diagnostic diagrams suggest that the central region of NGC2936 is ionized by active galactic nucleus (AGN) activity and the eastern tidal plume in NGC2936 is experiencing a burst of star formation, which may be triggered by the gas compression due to the interaction event with its elliptical companion galaxy: NGC2937. The ionization mechanism of these sources is consistent with shock models of low velocities of 200-300 km s(-1). The isophotal analysis shows tidal features on NGC2937: at inner radii non-concentric (or off-centring) isophotes, and at large radii, a faint excess of the surface brightness profile with respect to de Vaucouleurs law. By comparing the radial velocity profiles and morphological characteristics of Arp 142 with a library of numerical simulations, we conclude that the current stage of the system would be about 50 +/- 25 Myr after the first pericentre passage. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/54202-8 - EMU: aquisição de um telescópio robótico para a comunidade astronômica brasileira
Beneficiário:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Equipamentos Multiusuários