Vertical motions in the disk of NGC 5668. A link with star formation processes

J Jimenez-Vicente*, E Battaner

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Abstract

We have made a detailed study of the kinematics of the ionized gas in the nearly face-on spiral galaxy NGC 5668 by means of Fabry-Perot spectroscopy using the TAURUS II interferometer at the WHT. We have found in this galaxy several regions with important vertical motions which are clearly associated with star forming regions. This finding can provide a link between other phenomena observed in this galaxy (namely the high velocity clouds found by Schulman et al. 1996) and the star formation processes in the disk, as predicted by the chimney model by Norman & Ikeuchi (1989).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGALAXY DISKS AND DISK GALAXIES
EditorsJG Funes, EM Corsini
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Pages317-318
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1-58381-063-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventConference on Galaxy Disks and Disk Galaxies - , Italy
Duration: 12-Jun-200016-Jun-2000

Publication series

NameASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE SERIES
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Volume230

Other

OtherConference on Galaxy Disks and Disk Galaxies
CountryItaly
Period12/06/200016/06/2000

Keywords

  • HIGH-VELOCITY CLOUDS
  • INTERSTELLAR-MEDIUM
  • NGC-5668

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