Ionized and neutral gas in the XUV discs of nearby spiral galaxies

Á López-Sánchez, B. S. Koribalski, T. Westmeier, C. Esteban

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We are conducting a multiwavelength study of XUV discs in nearby, gas-rich spiral galaxies combining the available UV (GALEX) observations with H I data obtained at the ATCA as part of the Local Volume HI Survey (LVHIS) project and multi-object fibre spectroscopy obtained using the 2dF/AAOmega instrument at the 3.9m AAT. Here we present the results of the multiwavelength analysis of the galaxy pair NGC 1512/1510. The H I distribution of NGC 1512 is very extended with two pronounced spiral/tidal arms. Hundreds of independent UV-bright regions are associated with dense H I clouds in the galaxy outskirts. We confirm the detection of ionized gas in the majority of them and characterize their physical properties, chemical abundances and kinematics. Both the gas distribution andthe distribution of the star-forming regions are affected by gravitational interactionwith the neighbouring blue compact dwarf galaxy NGC 1510. Our multiwavelength analysis provides new clues about local star-formation processes, the metal redistribution in the outer gaseous discs of spiral galaxies, the importance of galaxy interactions, the fate of the neutral gas and the chemical evolution in nearby galaxies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGalaxies in 3D across the Universe
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 309th symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Vienna, Austria, July 7-11, 2014
EditorsBodo L. Ziegler, Françoise Combes, Helmut Dannerbauer, Miguel Verdugo
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781107078666
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Astronomical Union. Symposium (309th : 2014) - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 7 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameIAU Symposium
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)1743-9213


ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union. Symposium (309th : 2014)
CityVienna, Austria


  • Abundances
  • Dwarf
  • Evolution
  • Galaxies: ISM
  • Individual: NGC 1510
  • Interactions
  • Kinematics and dynamics
  • NGC 1512

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