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2009A&A...508..201B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 508, 201-207 (2009/12-2)

The HI properties of galaxies in the Coma I cloud revisited.


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Pre-processing within small groups has been proposed to explain several of the properties of galaxies lying in rich clusters. The aim of the present work is to see whether pre-processing is acting in the nearby universe, where the structures that are merging to form rich clusters are large and massive. We study the HI gas properties of a large sample of late-type galaxies belonging to the Coma I cloud, an association of objects close to the Virgo cluster. Contrary to what was previously claimed, late-type galaxies in the Coma I cloud are not deficient in HI gas (HI-def=0.06±0.44). If the Coma I cloud is representative of infalling groups in nearby clusters, this result suggests that, in the local universe, the evolution of late-type galaxies belonging to loose structures with high velocity dispersions (≥300km/s) associated with rich clusters such as Virgo is not significantly perturbed by pre-processing.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: general - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: distances and redshifts - galaxies: clusters: general

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