The interacting pair of galaxies Arp 82: integral field spectroscopy and numerical simulations

DOI: 
10.1093/mnras/stac1486
Publication date: 
08/08/2022
Main author: 
Karera, Prime
IAA authors: 
Iglesias-Páramo, Jorge;Vilchez, Jose M.
Authors: 
Karera, Prime;Drissen, Laurent;Martel, Hugo;Iglesias-Páramo, Jorge;Vilchez, Jose M.;Duc, Pierre-Alain;Plana, Henri
Journal: 
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
514
Pages: 
2769-2792
Abstract: 
Spectral data cubes of the interacting pair of galaxies NGC 2535 and NGC 2536 (the Arp 82 system) targeting bright emission lines in the visible band, obtained with the imaging Fourier transform spectrometer (iFTS) SITELLE attached to the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), are presented. Analysis of H$\alpha $ velocity maps reveals a bar in $\rm NGC\, 2536$. In $\rm NGC\, 2535$, we find strong non-circular motions outside the ocular ring, in the elliptical arc and tidal tails of $\rm NGC\, 2535$, and a misalignment between the kinematic and photometric position angles. We detect 155 H II region complexes in the interacting pair of galaxies and determine oxygen abundances for 66 of them using different calibrators. We find, regardless of the indicator used, that the oxygen abundance distribution in $\rm NGC\, 2536$ is shallow, whereas in $\rm NGC\, 2535$, it is best fitted by two slopes, the break occurring beyond the ocular ring. The inner slope is comparable to the one observed in isolated normal star-forming galaxies, but the outer slope is shallow. We present a numerical simulation of the interaction that reproduces the observed tidal features, kinematics, and metallicity distribution, to investigate the effect of the interaction on the galaxies. The model indicates that the galaxies have undergone a close encounter, strongly prograde for the primary, and are halfway in their course to a second close encounter.
Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2022MNRAS.514.2769K/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2022MNRAS.514.2769K
Keywords: 
methods: numerical;galaxies: abundances;galaxies: individual: Arp 82;galaxies: interactions;galaxies: kinematics and dynamics;Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies