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Astron. Astrophys. 336, L21-L24 (1998)

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1. Introduction

Markarian 266 is a nearby merging galaxy system (Petrosian, 1980) of two former spiral galaxies. The UV/optical spectra of the individual nuclei have been classified to be of Seyfert 2 (south-west) and Liner (north-east) type (Kollatschny et al., 1984; Osterbrock et al., 1983). Further detailed investigations of this infrared-luminous system have been published by Hutchings et al.(1988) and Mazzarella et al.(1988); they detected a third radio component between the two optical nuclei. Wang et al.(1997) discussed additional starburst properties of this system in context with medium-deep X-ray observations.

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Online publication: July 20, 1998
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