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Interacting Systems in an IRAS-Selected Sample of Galaxies

  • U. Klaas
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Abstract

In an investigation of the physical properties of 100 optically faint extragalactic IRAS sources, deep optical CCD images and long-slit spectra have been obtained with the 3.5 m telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory. These data show that interacting systems are very frequent among infrared selected galaxies and that interaction is a very effective trigger in generating infrared-luminous systems due to high starburst activity.

Keywords

Optical Counterpart Galaxy Center IRAS Source Science Working Group Tidal Tail 
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References

  1. IRAS Point Source Catalog : Joint IRAS Science Working Group (1985)Google Scholar
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  3. Lawrence, A., Leech, K., Rowan-Robinson, M., Jones, D. H. P., and Wall, J. V.: this conference proceedingsGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Klaas
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstronomieHeidelbergFed. Rep. of Germany

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