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Session 69 - Starburst Galaxies.
Display session, Wednesday, January 15
Far-infrared images are presented for a sample of interacting galaxies at various stages of merging. The HIRES algorithm was used with IRAS survey data at 12, 25, 60, and 100 microns. Gaussian fits were made to spatial profiles across regions of interest. At one or more IRAS wavelengths, most of the sources were at least partially resolved in that the gaussian profiles had two clearly defined peaks. In most cases, the infrared spectral indices indicate a significant presence of warm dust, indicative of active star formation.
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