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Paper: Morphology and dynamics of galaxies in the Hickson compact groups
Volume: 10, Evolution of the Universe of Galaxies: Edwin Hubble Centennial Symposium
Page: 30
Authors: Rubin, Vera C.; Ford, W. K., Jr.; Hunter, Deidre
Abstract: Red and H-alpha images for 20 compact groups were obtained with the Kitt Peak 36-in. telescope in order to study the history and future evolution of spiral and elliptical galaxies in the Hickson compact groups. Thirty-three of the 45 galaxies observed are classified S0/A or later type. The dominant group member generally has a peculiar rotation curve, in contrast to lower luminosity galaxies, which tend to have more normal rotation curves.
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