M100 and NGC 6951: Morphological Clues to Central Dynamics

J. Knapen, I. Shlosman, J.E. Beckman, C.H. Heller, R.F. Peletier, R.S. de Jong, D. Nadeau, R. Doyon

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    Abstract

    High-resolution optical and NIR observations are used to constrain a dynamical model of the circumnuclear star forming (SF) region in the barred galaxy M100 (NGC 4321). Small leading arms observed in our K-band image of the nuclear region have been reproduced in numerical modeling of M100, a galaxy with a double inner Lindblad resonance (ILR). We also present preliminary optical and NIR observations of NGC 6951: a barred galaxy with circumnuclear SF showing a distinctly different behavior to M100 at 2.2um.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIn: Barred galaxies, ASP Conference Series 91
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Pages416-9
    ISBN (Print)1-886733-12-0
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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