NGC 4569: X-Ray Observation of a Spiral Galaxy with Nuclear Starburst Activity
We investigate the distribution of soft X-rays and their spectral characteristics for a sample of nearby nuclear starburst galaxies in order to probe their evolution. NGC 4569 is a bright early-type spiral in the Virgo cluster, one of the few blue-shifted galaxies outside the local group. It is gas-deficient in the outer spiral arms, the neutral hydrogen strongly concentrated in the inner region . The bright nucleus, embedded in a normal stellar bulge, is probably the result of a recent star formation episode , Based upon optical spectroscopy of its nucleus , the galaxy has been classified as a LINER. The results on NGC 2903 will be presented separately .
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