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Intergalactic H II Regions Discovered in SINGG

Ryan-Weber, E V; Meurer, Gerhardt; Freeman, Kenneth; Putman, Mary E; Webster, Rachel L; Drinkwater, Michael John; Ferguson, Henry C; Hanish, D J; Heckman, T M; Kennicutt, R C; Kilborn, Virginia A; Knezek, Patricia M; Koribalski, Baerbel S; Meyer, M J; Oey, M; Smith, R. Chris; Staveley-Smith, Lister; Zwaan, M A

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A number of very small isolated H II regions have been discovered at projected distances up to 30 kpc from their nearest galaxy. These H II regions appear as tiny emission-line objects in narrowband images obtained by the NOAO Survey for Ionization in Neutral Gas Galaxies (SINGG). We present spectroscopic confirmation of four isolated H II regions in two systems; both systems have tidal H I features. The results are consistent with stars forming in interactive debris as a result of cloud-cloud...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80709
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1086/381905

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