Journal article

FCC 35 and its H I companion: Multiwavelength observations and interpretation

ME Putman, M Bureau, JR Mould, L Staveley-Smith, KC Freeman

The Astronomical Journal | Published : 1998

Abstract

The Fornax Cluster galaxy FCC 35 shows an unusual multiply peaked integrated H I profile. We have now observed FCC 35 with the Australia Telescope Compact Array and have found a compact H I source with MHI = 2.2 × 108 M⊙ and a spatially overlapping complex of H I gas with the same mass. By combining optical observations with the H I data, we are able to identify FCC 35 as a young compact source of star formation with a nearby intergalactic H I cloud that is devoid of stars. We classify FCC 35 as a blue compact dwarf or H II galaxy, having large amounts of neutral hydrogen, very blue colors (U - V = 0.1), and a low-metallicity spectrum with strong narrow emission lines. Together with the pres..

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