IC 1689: S0 galaxy with inner polar disk
Received 29 April 1996 / Accepted 22 July 1996
The results of spectroscopic observations of the S0 galaxy IC 1689 are given. The radial velocity curves constructed from the measurements of H and [NII] 6583 lines show that in the galaxy interior there is a gas disk (r 3 kpc) rotating around the axis placed in the main plane of the galaxy (polar disk). Active star formation occurs in the outer part of the disk (in the ring). Both H and [NII] 6583 emission lines are observed here. Only collisionally excited [NII] radiates in the inner regions of the disk.
Key words: galaxies: IC 1689; kinematics and dynamics; interactions; peculiar; spectroscopy
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Online publication: July 3, 1998