Tidal dwarfs in Wolf-Rayet galaxies

Angel Lopez Sanchez, Cesar Esteban

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Abstract

Wolf-Rayet (WR.) galaxies are ideal objects for investigating the triggering mechanisms of star formation. Interactions between dwarf galaxies could explain the triggering in many cases. We present the conclusions of our morphological and spectroscopy analysis of the WR galaxies Mrk 1087 and HCG 31, where interactions between more than two galaxies seem to be operating. We emphasize the nature and probable evolution of the tidal dwarfs found in these particular WR galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSatellites and Tidal Streams
EditorsFrancisco Prada, David Martinez-Delgado, Terence J. Mahoney
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages165-168
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781583812617
ISBN (Print)1583811907
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Satellites and Tidal Streams - Los Cancajos, Spain
Duration: 26 May 200330 May 2003

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume327

Conference

ConferenceConference on Satellites and Tidal Streams
CountrySpain
CityLos Cancajos
Period26/05/0330/05/03

Keywords

  • HII-REGIONS
  • STARBURSTS
  • ABUNDANCES
  • MODELS

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