Bar Galaxies and their Environments


The prints of the Palomar Sky Survey, luminosity classification and radial velocities were used to assign all northern Shapley-Ames galaxies to either (1) field, (2) group, or (3) cluster environments. This information for 930 galaxies shows no evidence for a dependence of bar frequency on galaxy environment. This suggests that the formation of a bar in a disk galaxy is mainly determined by the properties of the parent galaxy, rather than by the characteristics of its environment. Subject headings: galaxies:bars galaxies:clusters

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@inproceedings{Bergh2002BarGA, title={Bar Galaxies and their Environments}, author={Sidney van den Bergh}, year={2002} }