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Title: Distribution of ionized gas in X-ray bright early-type galaxies.
Authors: Singh, K. P
Bhat, P. N
Prabhu, T. P
Kembhavi, A. K
Keywords: Galaxies: Elliptical And Lenticular;Cooling Flows;Ism;Interactions
Issue Date: Oct-1995
Publisher: Springer
Citation: A&A, Vol. 302, No. 1, pp. 658 - 664
Abstract: We report imaging observations of Hα+[N II] nebulosities in seven early type galaxies viz., NGC 1399, NGC 1600, NGC 2563, NGC 4203, NGC 4636, NGC 4753 and NGC 5044. These are primarily X-ray bright galaxies which are the dominant members of nearby groups. Many of these galaxies have X-ray cooling flows. The results are based on CCD surface photometry carried out using a broad-band filter R, and a narrow band filter appropriate for the red-shifted Hα+[N II] emission. We present the integrated Hα luminosities in these galaxies and examine various emission mechanisms. The observed Hα luminosity implies a mass of ~10^5^Msun_ in the ionized gas. We suggest that photo-ionization by young stars is a viable emission mechanism and star formation due to accretion events or mergers may be common in these galaxies.
ISSN: 0004-6361
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