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2011A&A...530A..10Q - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 530A, 10-10 (2011/6-1)

Characteristics of thick disks formed through minor mergers: stellar excesses and scale lengths.

QU Y., DI MATTEO P., LEHNERT M.D. and VAN DRIEL W.

Abstract (from CDS):

By means of a series of N-body/SPH simulations we investigate the morphological properties of thick stellar disks formed through minor mergers with, e.g. a range of gas-to-stellar mass ratios. We show that the vertical surface density profile of the post-merger thick disk follows a sech function and has an excess in the regions furthest away from the disk mid-plane (z> 2 kpc). This stellar excess also follows a sech function with a larger scale height than the main thick disk component (except at large radii). It is usually dominated by stars from the primary galaxy, but this depends on the orbital configuration. Stars in the excess have a rotational velocity lower than that of stars in the thick disk, and they may thus be confused with stars in the inner galactic halo, which can have a similar lag. Confirming previous results, the thick disk scale height increases with radius and the rate of its increase is smaller for more gas rich primary galaxies. On the contrary, the scale height of the stellar excess is independent of both radius and gas fraction. We also find that the post-merger thick disk has a radial scale length which is 10-50% larger than that of the thin disk. Two consecutive mergers have basically the same effect on heating the stellar disk as a single merger of the same total mass, i.e., the disk heating effect of a few consecutive mergers does not saturate but is cumulative. To investigate how thick disks produced through secular processes may differ from those produced by minor mergers, we also simulated gravitationally unstable gas-rich disks (clumpy disks''). These clumpy disks do not produce either a stellar excess or a ratio of thick to thin disk scale lengths greater than one. Comparing our simulation results with observations of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies shows that our results for minor mergers are consistent with observations of the ratio of thick to thin disk scale lengths and with the Toomre diagram'' (the sum in quadrature of the vertical and radial versus the rotational kinetic energies) of the Milky Way. The simulations of clumpy disks do not show such agreement. We conclude that minor mergers are a viable mechanism for the creation of galactic thick disks and investigating stars at several kpc above the mid-plane of the Milky Way and other galaxies may provide a quantitative method for studying the (minor) merger history of galaxies.

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: interactions - galaxies: formation - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: structure - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics

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N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
#notes
1 NGC 4244 GiG 12 17 29.659 +37 48 25.60   10.71   9.99   ~ 541 1

 Query : 2011A&A...530A..10Q

Basic data :
NGC 4244 -- Galaxy towards a Group of Galaxies
Origin of the objects types :

(Ref) Object type as listed in the reference "Ref"
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Other object types:
G (2014AJ,AGC,...), GiG (2007ApJ,[CHM2007]), IR (IRAS,ISOSS), X (2E), HI ([KOV2009])
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Grey values are increasing the original precision due to the computation of frame transformations
• (wtype) : wavelength class for the origin of the coordinates (Rad, mm, IR, Optical, UV, Xray, Gam)
• [error ellipse] : measurement uncertainty, on (ra,dec) if the positional angle is 90 degrees, on (majaxis,minaxis) otherwise (in mas at defined epoch in the original catalogue),
position angle (in degrees North celestial pole to East)
• quality : flag of quality
• E ≥ 10"
• D : 1-10" (and some old data)
• C : 0.1-1"
• B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
• A : VLBI, Hipparcos
• bibcode : bibcode of the coordinates reference
ICRS coord. (ep=J2000) :
12 17 29.659 +37 48 25.60 (Infrared) [ ] C
Syntax of coordinates is : "ra dec (wtype) [error ellipse] quality bibcode" :
• ra dec : right ascension and declination (unit and frame defined according to your Output Options)
Grey values are increasing the original precision due to the computation of frame transformations
• (wtype) : wavelength class for the origin of the coordinates (Rad, mm, IR, Optical, UV, Xray, Gam)
• [error ellipse] : measurement uncertainty, on (ra,dec) if the positional angle is 90 degrees, on (majaxis,minaxis) otherwise (in mas at defined epoch in the original catalogue),
position angle (in degrees North celestial pole to East)
• quality : flag of quality
• E ≥ 10"
• D : 1-10" (and some old data)
• C : 0.1-1"
• B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
• A : VLBI, Hipparcos
• bibcode : bibcode of the coordinates reference
FK4 coord. (ep=B1950 eq=1950) :
12 14 59.592 +38 05 05.11 [ ]
Syntax of coordinates is : "ra dec (wtype) [error ellipse] quality bibcode" :
• ra dec : right ascension and declination (unit and frame defined according to your Output Options)
Grey values are increasing the original precision due to the computation of frame transformations
• (wtype) : wavelength class for the origin of the coordinates (Rad, mm, IR, Optical, UV, Xray, Gam)
• [error ellipse] : measurement uncertainty, on (ra,dec) if the positional angle is 90 degrees, on (majaxis,minaxis) otherwise (in mas at defined epoch in the original catalogue),
position angle (in degrees North celestial pole to East)
• quality : flag of quality
• E ≥ 10"
• D : 1-10" (and some old data)
• C : 0.1-1"
• B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
• A : VLBI, Hipparcos
• bibcode : bibcode of the coordinates reference
Gal coord. (ep=J2000) :
154.567616 +77.157096 [ ]
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• bibcode : bibcode of the value's origin
Radial velocity / Redshift / cz :
V(km/s) 244 [8] / z(~) 0.000814 [0.000027] / cz 244.10 [8.00]
D
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Morphological type:
S C
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• min-axis : minor axis size (arc minutes)
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• quality : flag of quality of the angular size values ( A=best quality -> E=worst quality, {� } =unknown quality)
• bibcode : bibcode of the angular size reference
Angular size (arcmin):
15.85 6.31 41 (Opt) D
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• MultVarFlags : Mult is zero or one char (J) for joined photometry ; Var can be zero or two chars (V[0-4])
• bibcode : bibcode of the flux reference
Fluxes (10) :
 B (AB) 10.71 [0.03] C R (AB) 9.99 [0.03] C J 8.564 [0.027] C H 7.978 [0.033] C K 7.724 [0.046] C u (AB) 13.940 [0.006] C g (AB) 12.616 [0.002] C r (AB) 12.018 [0.002] C i (AB) 11.689 [0.002] C z (AB) 11.470 [0.003] C
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 NGC 4244 ISOSS J12173+3747 SDSS J121729.43+374826.4 [CHM2007] HDC 706 J121729.65+3748255 AGC 29932 LEDA 39422 TC 777 [CHM2007] LDC 867 J121729.65+3748255 2E 2636 LJHY 32 UGC 7322 [KOV2009] 69 2E 1214.4+3800 2MASX J12172965+3748255 UZC J121729.0+374819 [M98c] 121459.9+380506 FGC 1402 MCG+06-27-045 Z 1215.0+3805 [SLK2004] 679 IRAS F12149+3805A RFGC 2245 Z 187-35 [VDD93] 152

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