Seyfert Galaxies in Compact Groups


We present results concerning the occurrence of Seyfert galaxies in a new large sample of Compact Groups (Focardi & Kelm 2002). Seyfert galaxies turn out to be relatively rare (< 3%), with a significant dominance of Sy2. Seyferts are preferentially associated to Compact Groups displaying relatively high velocity dispersion and a large number of neighbours. These characteristics, together with an excess of ellipticals among companions, suggest that Seyferts are to be found preferentially in rich-groups/poor-cluster like CGs.

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@inproceedings{Focardi2002SeyfertGI, title={Seyfert Galaxies in Compact Groups}, author={Paola Focardi and B . KELM and V . ZITELLI and Graziella Sarti}, year={2002} }