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2019ApJ...885..107N - Astrophys. J., 885, 107-107 (2019/November-2)

Searching for the magnetized tidal dwarf galaxies in Hickson compact groups: HCG 26, 91, and 96.


Abstract (from CDS):

In this work, archive 1.4 and 4.86 GHz radio continuum data from the Very Large Array were re-reduced and, together with the 1.4 GHz maps from the NRAO VLA Sky Survey, investigated for the presence of detectable, nonthermal continuum radio emission that could be associated with the tidal dwarf galaxy (TDG) candidates in HCG 26, 91, and 96. Radio emission highly coincident with the optical and Hα emission maxima of the TDG candidate HCG 91i (estimated physical separation of less than 150 pc) was revealed. Should this emission be intrinsic to this object, it would imply the presence of a magnetic field as strong as 11-16 µG-comparable to that found in the most radio-luminous, star-forming dwarf galaxies of non-tidal origin. However, the star formation rate derived for this object using the radio flux is about two orders of magnitude higher than the one estimated from the Hα data. Analysis of the auxiliary radio, ultraviolet, and infrared data suggests that either the radio emission originates in a background object with an aged synchrotron spectrum (possibly a GHz-peaked source), or the SFRHα_ estimate is lower due to the fact that it traces the most recent star formation, while most of the detected radio emission originated when what is known as HCG 91i was still a part of its parent galaxy. The latter scenario is supported by a very large stellar mass derived from 3.6 to 4.5 µm data, implying a high star formation rate in the past.

Abstract Copyright: © 2019. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): Hickson compact group - Galaxy tides - Tidal interaction - Star formation - Radio astronomy - Extragalactic magnetic fields

Simbad objects: 32

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