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Title: Near-infrared imaging of barred halo-dominated low surface brightness galaxies
Authors: Honey, M
Mousumi Das
Ninan, J. P
Manoj, P
Keywords: Galaxies: evolution;Galaxies: haloes;Galaxies: spiral;Galaxies: structure;Infrared: galaxies
Issue Date: 21-Oct-2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 462, No. 2, pp. 2099-2121
Abstract: We present a near-infrared (NIR) imaging study of barred low surface brightness (LSB) galaxies using the TIFR1 NIR Spectrometer and Imager. LSB galaxies are dark matter dominated, late-type spirals that have low-luminosity stellar discs but large neutral hydrogen (H i) gas discs. Using Sloan Digital Sky Survey images of a very large sample of LSB galaxies derived from the literature, we found that the barred fraction is only 8.3 per cent. We imaged 25 barred LSB galaxies in the J, H, KS wavebands and 29 in the KS band. Most of the bars are much brighter than their stellar discs, which appear to be very diffuse. Our image analysis gives deprojected mean bar sizes of Rb/R25 = 0.40 and ellipticities e ≈ 0.45, which are similar to bars in high surface brightness galaxies. Thus, although bars are rare in LSB galaxies, they appear to be just as strong as bars found in normal galaxies. There is no correlation of Rb/R25 or e with the relative H i or stellar masses of the galaxies. In the (J − KS) colour images most of the bars have no significant colour gradient which indicates that their stellar population is uniformly distributed and confirms that they have low dust content.
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ISSN: 1365-2966
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