Volume 416, Number 3, March IV 2004
|Page(s)||889 - 900|
|Published online||09 March 2004|
Photometric structure of polar-ring galaxies
Astronomical Institute of St. Petersburg State University, 198504 St. Petersburg, Russia
Isaac Newton Institute of Chile, St. Petersburg Branch, Russia
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 21 August 2003
The results of B, V, R surface photometry of three polar-ring galaxies (PRGs) – A 0017+2212, UGC 1198, UGC 4385 – are presented. The data were acquired at the 6-m telescope of the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was shown that all three galaxies are peculiar late-type spirals in the state of ongoing interaction or merging. We discuss available photometric properties of the PRGs with spiral hosts and consider the Tully-Fisher relation for different types of PRGs. In agreement with Iodice et al. ([CITE]), we have shown that true PRGs demonstrate ~1/3 larger maximum rotation velocities than spiral galaxies of the same luminosity. Peculiar objects with forming polar structures satisfy, on average, the Tully-Fisher relation for disk galaxies but with large scatter.
Key words: galaxies: individual: A 0017+2212, UGC 1198, UGC 4385 / galaxies: photometry / galaxies: formation / galaxies: structure
© ESO, 2004
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