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NGC 3642,NGC 3610. A disturbed SBc spiral and a  Elliptical shell galaxy..., 



    
        

            Antonio F. Sánchez
NGC 3642,NGC 3610. A disturbed SBc spiral and a  Elliptical shell galaxy...
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NGC 3642,NGC 3610. A disturbed SBc spiral and a Elliptical shell galaxy...

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA N12 astrograph

Imaging cameras: FLI ML8300

Mounts: ASA DDM85 S-XL

Software: ASA Autoslew, Sequence...

Filters: Optec 50mm B  ·  Optec 50mm G  ·  Optec 50mm R  ·  Optec 50mm L

Accessory: FLI CFW-2-7 50mm round 7 position filter wheel


Dates:Feb. 25, 2014Feb. 27, 2014Feb. 28, 2014March 2, 2014

Frames:
Optec 50mm B: 19x600" -25C bin 1x1
Optec 50mm G: 16x600" -25C bin 1x1
Optec 50mm L: 54x600" -25C bin 1x1
Optec 50mm R: 19x600" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 18.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.02%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 205321

RA center: 11h 20' 3"

DEC center: +58° 57' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.353 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.612 degrees

Field radius: 0.573 degrees


Resolution: 620x460

Description

NGC 3642, a galaxy disturbed by a past interaction, while classified as type SBc it displays a warped outer ring undergoing star formation at 1.5 times the rate on the inner area. Distance is 79 Mly. Star formation in the warped outer parts might be linked to the fact that NGC 3642 is located in a rich environment, where its close neighbors show clear signs of merging. Our suggestion is that NGC 3642 has captured recently a low- mass, gas-rich dwarf, and star formation was triggered in this infalling external gas that produced also a pronounced warp in the gaseous disk. Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Bosma, A.; Athanassoula, E. NGC 3610 is a member of the NGC 3642 Group (LGG 234), with ?ve cataloged members. The NGC 3642 Group itself is a subgroup of the rich (N = 170) Group 94 of Geller. The optical peculiarities include two or three shells,a central X-structure, plumes, and extraordinarily boxy outer isophotes (Forbes & Thomson 1992; Whitmore et al(1997) The idea of this image was to show NGC 3610 not just as an elliptical galaxy, but show the shells all aorund it...¡¡ Studies in this galaxy, suggest the presence of a small stellar edge-on disk imbedded into its spheroid.The disk modelling , allows to derive strong constraints on the inclination of the galaxy.Residuals image obtained form ths substraction of disk-model reveals the presence of an additional weak outer disk and a shell. Latter features suggest an interaction process in the more recent history of this galaxy. http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9734r/ http://www.cv.nrao.edu/~jhibbard/HIinEs/2003AJv125p667.pdf http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1990A%26A...235...49S/0000049.000.html

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NGC 3642,NGC 3610. A disturbed SBc spiral and a  Elliptical shell galaxy..., 



    
        

            Antonio F. Sánchez