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Paper: Effects of Grazing Encounters on Spiral Galaxies
Volume: 240, Gas and Galaxy Evolution: A Conference in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA
Page: 218
Authors: Kaufman, M.; Struck, C.; Elmegreen, B. G.; Elmegreen, D. M.; Brinks, E.; Thomasson, M.; Klarić, M.
Abstract: We made radio, optical, and CO observations of three pairs of spiral galaxies involved in recent, grazing encounters and compared our data with numerical simulations. The tidal structures seen in the galaxy undergoing a prograde, in-plane encounter share a number of key features which are adequately explained by our simulations. It is shown that the objects IC 2163/NGC 2207, NGC 2535/36, and NGC 5394/95 represent distinct stages in the evolution of the type of interactions discussed here.
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