Inami, Hanae; Armus, Lee; Surace, Jason; Mazzarella, M; Evans, A S; Sanders, David; Howell, Justin, H.; Bridge, C; Chan, Ben, H. P; Kewley, Lisa; Rich, Jeff
An analysis of data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and AKARI Infrared Astronomy Satellite is presented for the z = 0.036 merging galaxy system II Zw 096 (CGCG 448-020). Because II Zw 096 has an infrared luminosity of log(LIR/L⊙) = 11.94, it is classified as a Luminous Infrared Galaxy (LIRG), and was observed as part of the Great Observatories All-sky LIRG Survey (GOALS). The Spitzer data suggest that 80% of the total infrared luminosity...[Show more]
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