AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 116 Elliptical and Spiral Galaxies
Poster, Thursday, January 8, 2004, 9:20am-4:00pm, Grand Hall

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[116.04] Global Properties of Three Barred Magellanic Spirals

K. A. Davis (College of Charleston), E. M. Wilcots (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

We present high resolution HI and optical observations of three Barred Magellanic Spiral galaxies (SBm): NGC 3264, NGC 4288 and NGC 4861. These galaxies range from amorphous to prominently barred in morphology, and NGC 4288 and NGC 4861 are interacting with small gas-rich clouds. We discuss the impact of these minor mergers on the optical and HI asymmetry. We also derive dynamical masses and fits to the halo density profiles. Our results suggest that there is a wide range of disk/halo mass ratios amongst these late-type galaxies.

This work was made possible by the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and was supported by a NSF-REU site grant (AST-0139563) to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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