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Astronomy Letters

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 74-80

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A photometric study of the polar ring galaxy UGC 5600

  • G. M. KarataevaAffiliated withAstronomical Institute, St. Petersburg State University
  • , V. A. YakovlevaAffiliated withAstronomical Institute, St. Petersburg State University
  • , V. A. Hagen-ThornAffiliated withAstronomical Institute, St. Petersburg State University
  • , O. V. MikolaichukAffiliated withSterlitamak Teachers' Pedagogical Institute

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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.

Key words

galaxies groups and clusters of galaxies intergalactic gas