Ram pressure stripping of the multiphase ISM and star formation in the Virgo spiral galaxy NGC 4330

Дата и время публикации : 2011-11-22T16:05:25Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
B. Vollmer (CDS, Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg)
M. Soida (Astronomical Observatory, Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
J. Braine (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux)
A. Abramson (Yale University Astronomy Department)
R. Beck (Max-Planck-Insitut fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn)
A. Chung (Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Yonsei University)
H. H. Crowl (Department of Astronomy, Columbia University)
J. D. P. Kenney (Department of Astronomy, Columbia University)
J. H. van Gorkom (Department of Astronomy, Columbia University)

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Коментарии к cтатье: 18 pages, 17 figures, accepted by A&A
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: It has been shown that the Virgo spiral galaxy NGC 4330 shows signs of ongoing ram pressure stripping in multiple wavelengths: at the leading edge of the interaction, the Halpha and dust extinction curve sharply out of the disk; on the trailing side, a long Halpha/UV tail has been found which is located upwind of a long HI tail. We complete the multiwavelength study with IRAM 30m HERA CO(2-1) and VLA 6 cm radio continuum observations of NGC 4330. The data are interpreted with the help of a dynamical model including ram pressure and, for the first time, star formation. Our best-fit model reproduces qualitatively the observed projected position, radial velocity of the galaxy, the molecular and atomic gas distribution and velocity field, and the UV distribution in the region where a gas tail is present. However, the observed red UV color on the windward side is currently not reproduced by the model. Based on our model, the galaxy moves to the north and still approaches the cluster center with the closest approach occurring in ~100 Myr. In contrast to other Virgo spiral galaxies affected by ram pressure stripping, NGC 4330 does not show an asymmetric ridge of polarized radio continuum emission. We suggest that this is due to the relatively slow compression of the ISM and the particular projection of NGC 4330. The observed offset between the HI and UV tails is well reproduced by our model. Since collapsing and starforming gas clouds decouple from the ram pressure wind, the UV-emitting young stars have the angular momentum of the gas at the time of their creation. On the other hand, the gas is constantly pushed by ram pressure. The reaction (phase change, star formation) of the multiphase ISM (molecular, atomic, ionized) to ram pressure is discussed in the framework of our dynamical model.

Category: Physics