Galactic Warps: Observations

  • R. Sancisi
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 70)


Recent observations of neutral hydrogen in nearby galaxies have revealed a significant bending of their outer gas layers. The most striking warp is found in NGC 5907. Most of these galaxies have no bright close companions.


Neutral Hydrogen Disk Galaxy Nearby Galaxy Maximum Rotational Speed Schmidt Telescope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Sancisi
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  1. 1.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands

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