Massive Star Feedback and the Evolution of the Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy NGC 2537

Type Conference Paper
Names Elise Larson, E. M. Wilcots
Proceedings Title Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Conference Name American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #430.03
Volume 43
Pages 43003
Date January 1, 2011
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract The nearby Blue Compact Dwarf galaxy NGC 2537 is a small irregular galaxy. We find that the C and X band radio continuum emission is dominated by a large supernova complex. Our study of the distribution and kinematics of the HI content of NGC 2537 show it to have extended spiral structure, but an inner region that is more irreuglar in its distribution of gas. We model the rotation curve and velocity field of NGC 2537 and fit both with a range of mass models. We present our results in the context of measuring the effects of stellar feedback on the distribution and kinematics of gas within the galaxy.
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