DISCOVERY OF A GIANT STELLAR TIDAL STREAM AROUND THE DISK GALAXY NGC 4013

@article{MartinezDelgado2009DISCOVERYOA,
  title={DISCOVERY OF A GIANT STELLAR TIDAL STREAM AROUND THE DISK GALAXY NGC 4013},
  author={D. Mart́inez-Delgado and M. Pohlen and R. J. Gabany and S. Majewski and J. Pe{\~n}arrubia and E. ChrisPalmaInstitutodeAstrofisicadeCanarias and D. Max-PlanckInstitutfuerAstronomie and UK CardiffUniversity and BlackBird Observatory Usa and University of Virginia Usa and University of Victoria Cdn and Penn State University Usa},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={692},
  pages={955-963}
}
  • D. Mart́inez-Delgado, M. Pohlen, +9 authors Penn State University Usa
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We report the discovery of a giant, looplike stellar structure around the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4013. This arcing feature extends 6' (~26 kpc in projected distance) northeast from the center and 3' (12 kpc) from the disk plane; likely related features are also apparent on the southwest side of the disk, extending to 4' (~17 kpc). The detection of this low surface brightness (μR = 27.0+0.3 –0.2 mag arcsec–2) structure is independently confirmed in three separate datasets from three different… CONTINUE READING
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