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Title: A radio continuum and H I study of optically selected blue compact dwarf galaxies: Mrk 1039 and Mrk 0104
Authors: Ramya, S
Kantharia, N. G
Prabhu, T. P
Keywords: GMRT Radio Continuum;Blue Compact Dwarf (BCD);Bright Intense Star Froming Region;Radio Spectrum;Star Forming Region;Burst;Spectral Index;GMRT Frequencies;Star Formation - Mrk 0104
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Citation: D. J. Saikia, D. A. Green, Y. Gupta, and T. Venturi., The Low-Frequency Radio Universe., Proceedings of the conference held 8 - 12 December 2008, at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), TIFR, Pune, India,
Series/Report no.: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series; Vol. 407
Abstract: We present a GMRT radio continuum and H I study of two Blue Compact Dwarf (BCD) galaxies Mrk 1039 and Mrk 0104. GMRT 610 MHz observations of Mrk 1039 show that the emission is coincident with a bright intense star forming region in the east of the galaxy. The emission at 610 MHz is more extended compared to higher frequencies. The radio spectrum is found to steepen away from the star forming region, suggesting the dominance of the non-thermal component at 610 MHz which maybe due to an older (few 100 Myr old) burst. We detect radio emission at 610 and 240 MHz from Mrk 0104 and estimate a spectral index of -1.14. We find that the emission is more extended at the low GMRT frequencies compared to the 1.4 GHz emission. The galaxy shows extended H I distribution which is about 1.3 times the optical size and contains a mass of 9×10^8 Mȯ. We also detect a H I cloud about ˜ 4.5 kpc to the north of the galaxy which does not have any obvious optical counterpart. We speculate that this H I cloud could be involved in triggering the current burst of star formation in Mrk 0104.
Description: Restricted Access
ISBN: 978-1-58381-694-3
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