The Nuclear Gas in the Star-Burst Galaxy NGC 3310

  • H.-G. Grothues
  • Th. Schmidt-Kaler
Conference paper


NGC 3310 is a typical star-burst galaxy with an extended ring-shaped region of violent star formation surrounding its nucleus. A linear chain of HII-regions in the outskirts of the galaxy at about P.A.300°- interpreted as a tidal tail - and a “ripple” west of the nucleus have been regarded as clues to a merger in NGC 3310 (Balick and Heckman (1981),Schweizer (1983)). The distance of only 12 Mpc and its high surface brightness make the galaxy suitable for long slit spectroscopic investigations with high spectral and spatial resolution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-G. Grothues
    • 1
  • Th. Schmidt-Kaler
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomisches InstitutRuhr-Universität BochumBochum 1Fed. Rep. of Germany

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