IRAS Galaxies and Morphology

  • R. G. Clowes
  • S. K. Leggett
  • A. Savage
  • L. E. Campusano
Conference paper


There is currently a general re-appreciation of the possible importance of morphology, especially interactions and mergers, to the creation of starbursts and active nuclei in galaxies. Much of the new enthusiasm is attributable to the surprising result from IRAS that there are relatively local galaxies — the ultraluminous IRAS galaxies — that are quasar-like, at least in their luminosities in the far-infrared (L IR ~ 1012 L ).


High Luminosity Active Nucleus Virgo Cluster Tidal Tail Local Galaxy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Clowes
    • 1
  • S. K. Leggett
    • 2
  • A. Savage
    • 3
  • L. E. Campusano
    • 4
  1. 1.Royal ObservatoryEdinburghScotland
  2. 2.US Naval ObservatoryFlagstaffUSA
  3. 3.UK Schmidt Telescope, Anglo-Australian ObservatoryCoonabarabranAustralia
  4. 4.Universidad de ChileSantiago de ChileChile

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