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The HI Halo of NGC 891

  • R. A. Swaters
  • R. Sancisi
  • J. M. Van Der Hulst
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)

Abstract

NGC 891 is a spiral galaxy very similar to our Galaxy, almost perfectly edge-on (i ≃ 89°) and nearby (D = 9.5 Mpc). For these reasons it has become a key system for the study of the vertical distribution of the interstellar medium in a spiral disk.

References

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Swaters
    • 1
  • R. Sancisi
    • 1
  • J. M. Van Der Hulst
    • 1
  1. 1.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteGroningenThe Netherlands

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