Volume 574, February 2015
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||28 January 2015|
Visiting two objects in the field of the ring galaxy HRG 2302⋆
MCTI/Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica, Rua Estados Unidos 154, CEP 37504-364
Itajubá, MG, Brazil
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2 St.Petersburg State University, Universitetsky pr. 28, 198504 St.Petersburg, Russia
3 UNIFEI, Instituto de Engenharia de Produção e Gestão, Av. BPS, 1303, Pinheirinho, CEP 37500-903, Itajubá, MG, Brazil
4 Universidade do Vale do Paraíba, Av. Shishima Hifumi 2911, 12244-000 São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
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5 UEFS, Departamento de Física, Av. Transnordenstina, S/N, Novo Horizonte, CEP 44036-900, Feira de Santana, BA, Brazil
6 UEFS, Observatório Astronômico Antares, Rua da Barra, 925, Jardim Cruzeiro, CEP 44015-430, Feira de Santana, BA, Brazil
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Received: 27 October 2014
Accepted: 9 December 2014
Aims. We investigate the nature of two galaxies that are located in the field of the ring galaxy HRG 2302.
Methods. This study is based on direct BVRI imaging and long-slit spectrophotometric data in the range of 4000−9500 Å obtained with the 1.6 m telescope of the Observatório do Pico dos Dias, Brazil. The spectra were used to determine the radial velocity.
Results. The primary objective of the retrieval of the photometric data was to identify the fine structures of objects H and I. In addition, we performed image processing and made a photometric analysis to obtain the integrated standard BVRI magnitudes. The contour maps show evidence of material connecting both galaxies, suggesting that they might be interacting close companions. We estimated redshifts of z = 0.0689 and z = 0.0692. The spectra of the two galaxies resemble those of an early-type galaxy. The fact that the objects have a small radial-velocity difference and the structures around object I suggest an ongoing tidal interaction between the two galaxies.
Conclusions. The H-I system seems to be composed of two early-type spiral galaxies (S0/Sa). Galaxy I shows evidence of tidal perturbation: an off-centered bulge, some material extending along the NE direction, and structures that have been enhanced by image filtering procedures. There are some dwarf objects around it. Neither object shows evidence of nuclear activity.
Key words: galaxies: general / galaxies: interactions / galaxies: peculiar
© ESO, 2015
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