3C 48: Stellar Populations and the Kinematics of Stars and Gas in the Host Galaxy*

  title={3C 48: Stellar Populations and the Kinematics of Stars and Gas in the Host Galaxy*},
  author={Gabriela Canalizo and Alan N. Stockton},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present deep Keck LRIS spectroscopy of the host galaxy of 3C 48. Our observations at various slit positions sample the different luminous components near the quasar, including the apparent tidal tail to the northwest and several strong emission line regions. By fitting Bruzual & Charlot population synthesis models to our spectra, we obtain ages for the most recent major episodes of star formation in various parts of the host galaxy covered by our slits. There is vigorous current star… 

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