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The observational status of Stephan's Quintet ?

  title={The observational status of Stephan's Quintet ?},
  author={M. Moles and I. M'arquez and J. W. S. Imaff and Csic and Madrid and Spain and Oan and Ign and Spain Iaa and Granada and Sapin and Iap and P{\^a}ris and France. and Department of Engineering Physics and Astronomy and Ua and Tuscaloosa and Usa},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • M. Moles, I. M'arquez, +16 authors Usa
  • Published 1998
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • We present new photometric and spectroscopic data for the galaxies in the compact group known as Stephan's Quin- tet. We find the strongest evidence for dynamical perturbation in the spiral component NGC 7319. Most of the damage was apparently caused by nearby NGC 7320C which passed through the group a few 10 8 years ago. NGC 7318B is a spiral galaxy that shows evidence consistent with being in the early stages of a collision with the group. NGC 7317 and 18A are either ellipti- cal galaxies or… CONTINUE READING

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