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Astron. Astrophys. 321, 749-753 (1997)

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Candidate polar-ring galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field

V.P. Reshetnikov 1, 2

1 Astronomical Institute of St. Petersburg State University, 198904 St. Petersburg, Russia
2 DEMIRM, Observatoire de Paris, 61 Av. de l'Observatoire, F-75014 Paris, France

Received 16 September 1996 / Accepted 29 October 1996


We discuss the properties of two peculiar galaxies (2-809 and 2-906) selected in the Hubble Deep Field as possible candidates to high-redshift ([FORMULA] 1) polar-ring galaxies. We found that the presence of polar-ring galaxies in a random deep field gives some support for a galaxy interaction rate steeply increasing with redshift.

Key words: galaxies: interaction, photometry, peculiar, structure

Send offprint requests to: V. Reshetnikov, resh@aispbu.spb.su

© European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1997

Online publication: June 30, 1998