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ID: 125355.0, MPI für Radioastronomie / Publikationen des MPI für Radioastronomie
Atomic gas far away from the Virgo cluster core galaxy NGC 4388 - A possible link to isolated star formation in the Virgo cluster?
Authors:Vollmer, B.; Huchtmeier, W.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2003-08
Title of Journal:Astronomy & Astrophysics
Journal Abbrev.:Astron. Astrophys.
Volume:406
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:427
End Page:434
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:We have discovered 6 x 10(7) M. of atomic gas at a projected distance greater than 4' (20 kpc) from the highly inclined Virgo spiral galaxy NGC 4388. This gas is most probably connected to the very extended Halpha plume detected by Yoshida et al. (2002). Its mass makes a nuclear outflow and its radial velocity a minor merger as the origin of the atomic and ionized gas very unlikely. A numerical ram pressure simulation can account for the observed HI spectrum and the morphology of the Halpha plume. An additional outflow mechanism is still needed to reproduce the velocity field of the inner Halpha plume. The extraplanar compact HII region recently found by Gerhard et al. (2002) can be explained as a stripped gas cloud that collapsed and decoupled from the ram pressure wind due to its increased surface density. The star-forming cloud is now falling back onto the galaxy.
Free Keywords:galaxies : individual : NGC 4388, galaxies : interactions, galaxies : ISM, galaxies : kinematics and dynamics
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2003, AUG
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Radioastronomie
External Affiliations:Max Planck Inst Radioastron, D-53121 Bonn, Germany.
Identifiers:ISI:000184222200010 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0004-6361 [ID No:2]
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