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Galaxies 2015, 3(4), 156-163; doi:10.3390/galaxies3040156

Isolated Galaxies versus Interacting Pairs with MaNGA

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030, China
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Received: 1 October 2015 / Revised: 26 October 2015 / Accepted: 26 October 2015 / Published: 30 October 2015
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Abstract

We present preliminary results of the spectral analysis on the radial distributions of the star formation history in both a galaxy merger and a spiral isolated galaxy observed with MaNGA. We find that the central part of the isolated galaxy is composed by older stellar population (~2 Gyr) than in the outskirts (~7 Gyr). Also, the time-scale is gradually larger from 1 Gyr in the inner part to 3 Gyr in the outer regions of the galaxy. In the case of the merger, the stellar population in the central region is older than in the tails, presenting a longer time-scale in comparison to central part in the isolated galaxy. Our results are in agreement with a scenario where spiral galaxies are built from inside-out. In the case of the merger, we find evidence that interactions enhance star formation in the central part of the galaxy. View Full-Text
Keywords: interacting galaxies; isolated galaxies; peculiar galaxies interacting galaxies; isolated galaxies; peculiar galaxies
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Fernández, M.C.A.; Yuan, F.; Shen, S.; Yin, J.; Chang, R.; Feng, S. Isolated Galaxies versus Interacting Pairs with MaNGA. Galaxies 2015, 3, 156-163.

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