Numerical modelling of Auriga's Wheel - A new ring galaxy
We model the formation of Auriga's Wheel - a recently discovered collisional ring galaxy. Auriga's Wheel has a number of interesting features including a bridge of stars linking the neighbouring elliptical to the ring galaxy, and evidence for components of expansion and rotation within the ring. Using N-body/smoothed particle hydrodynamics modelling, we study collisions between an elliptical galaxy and a late-type disc galaxy. A near direct collision, with a mildly inclined disc, is found to...[Show more]
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|Source:||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society|
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