The Structure and Morphology of the Ionized Gas in Starburst Galaxies: NGC 5253/5236

  title={The Structure and Morphology of the Ionized Gas in Starburst Galaxies: NGC 5253/5236},
  author={Daniela Calzetti and Christopher J. Conselice and John S. Gallagher III and Anne L. Kinney},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  pages={797 - 816}
We investigate the interplay between starbursts and host galaxies by studying the structure and physical characteristics of the ionized gas surrounding the central starbursts in the two nearby galaxies NGC 5253 and NGC 5236. The two systems form a pair that presumably interacted about 1 Gyr ago. They represent very different galactic environments, NGC 5253 being a metal-poor dwarf and NGC 5236 being a metal-rich, massive, grand-design spiral. We present images of the starburst regions in these… 

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