, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 74-80

A photometric study of the polar ring galaxy UGC 5600

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Abstract

We analyze our BVR c photometry for UGC 5600, a candidate polar ring galaxy, obtained with the 6-m telescope. We have confirmed the existence of an inner polar ring and show that the outer ring-shaped structure represents spiral arms; i.e., UGC 5600 belongs to the rare class of gas-rich spiral galaxies with inner polar rings.

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Translated from Pis'ma v Astronomicheski \(\overset{\lower0.5em\hbox{\(\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\smile}\)}}{l} \) Zhurnal, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2001, pp. 94–100.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Karataeva, Yakovleva, Hagen-Thorn, Mikolachuk.