Low Luminosity Activity in Hickson Compact Groups
With the aim of studying the influence of environment on the nuclear activity of galaxies, we have selected a well defined sample of 65 Compact Groups of galaxies with concordant redshift in the Hickson Catalogue . In this proceeding, we present the results of the classification of nuclear activity for 42 galaxies, based on newly obtained spectral observations. In this subsample, 71% of the galaxies turned out to have emission lines in their nuclei. 73% of these emission-line galaxies were found to have characteristics consistent with low luminosity AGN (LLAGN), which makes compact groups extremely rich in such objects.
KeywordsStar Formation Compact Group Stellar Population Nuclear Activity Starburst Galaxy
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