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2011ApJ...740...35Z - Astrophys. J., 740, 35 (2011/October-2)

HALOGAS: H I observations and modeling of the nearby edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4244.


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We present 21 cm observations and models of the H I kinematics and distribution of NGC 4244, a nearby edge-on Scd galaxy observed as part of the Westerbork HALOGAS (Hydrogen Accretion in LOcal GAlaxieS) survey. Our models give insight into the H I kinematics and distribution with an emphasis on the potential existence of extraplanar gas as well as a negative gradient in rotational velocity with height above the plane of the disk (a lag). Our models yield strong evidence against a significantly extended halo and instead favor a warp component along the line of sight as an explanation for most of the observed thickening of the disk. Based on these models, we detect a lag of -9+3_- 2_ km/s/kpc in the approaching half and -9±2 km/s/kpc in the receding half. This lag decreases in magnitude to -5±2 km/s/kpc and -4±2 km/s/KPC near a radius of 10 kpc in the approaching and receding halves, respectively. Additionally, we detect several distinct morphological and kinematic features including a shell that is probably driven by star formation within the disk.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: halos - galaxies: individual: NGC 4244 - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: spiral - galaxies: structure

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