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The vela cloud: A giant H i anomaly in the NGC 3256 group

English, Jayanne; Koribalski, Baerbel S; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Freeman, Kenneth; McCain, Claudia


We present Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) observations of a galaxy-sized intergalactic H I cloud ("the Vela Cloud") in the NGC3256 galaxy group. The group contains the prominent merging galaxy NGC3256, which is surrounded by a number of H I fragments, the tidally disturbed galaxy NGC3263, and several other peculiar galaxies. The Vela Cloud, with an H I mass of 3-5 , resides southeast of NGC3256 and west of NGC3263, within an area of 9′ × 16′ (100 kpc × 175 kpc for an adopted distance...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/139/1/102


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