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E. Kearsley (NRAO - Green Bank/Albert Einstein HS, Kennsington, MD), K. O'Neil (NRAO - Green Bank)
Archival data from the IRAS, 2MASS, NVSS, and FIRST catalogs, supplemented with new measurements of HI, are used to analyze the relationship between the relative mass of the various components of galaxies (stars, atomic hydrogen, dust, and molecular gas) using a small sample of nearby (z<0.1), massive low surface brightness galaxies. The sample is compared to three sets of published data: a large collection of radio sources from the UGC having a radio continuum intensity >2.5 mJy (Condon, Cotton, & Broderick 2002 AJ 124, 675) ; a smaller sample of low surface brightness galaxies (Galaz, et al 2002 2002 AJ 124, 1360); and a collection of NIR low surface brightness galaxies (Monnier-Ragaigne, et al 2002 Ap&SS 281, 145). Overall, our sample properties are similar to the comparison samples in regard to NIR color, gas, stellar, and dynamic mass ratios, etc. Based off the galaxies' q-value (determined from the FIR/1.4 GHz ratio), it appears likely that at least two of the 28 galaxies studied harbor AGN. Notably, we also find that if we naively assume the ratio of the dust and molecular gas mass relative to the mass of HI is a constant we are unable to predict the observed ratio of stellar mass to HI mass, indicating that the HI mass ratio is a poor indicator of the total baryonic mass in the studied galaxies. HI measurements obtained during this study using the Green Bank Telescope also provide a correction to the velocity of UGC 11068.
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Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37 #4
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