Astronomy Letters

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 74–80

A photometric study of the polar ring galaxy UGC 5600

Authors

  • G. M. Karataeva
    • Astronomical InstituteSt. Petersburg State University
  • V. A. Yakovleva
    • Astronomical InstituteSt. Petersburg State University
  • V. A. Hagen-Thorn
    • Astronomical InstituteSt. Petersburg State University
  • O. V. Mikolaichuk
    • Sterlitamak Teachers' Pedagogical Institute
Article

DOI: 10.1134/1.1344257

Cite this article as:
Karataeva, G.M., Yakovleva, V.A., Hagen-Thorn, V.A. et al. Astron. Lett. (2001) 27: 74. doi:10.1134/1.1344257

Abstract

We analyze our BVRc 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.

Key words

galaxiesgroups and clusters of galaxiesintergalactic gas
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