A photometric study of the peculiar and potentially double ringed, non-barred galaxy: PGC 1000714

Burçin Mutlu Pakdil, Mithila Mangedarage, Marc Seigar, Patrick Treuthardt

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Abstract

We present a photometric study of PGC 1000714, a galaxy resembling Hoag's Object with a complete detached outer ring, that has not yet been described in the literature. Since the Hoag-type galaxies are extremely rare and peculiar systems, it is necessary to increase the sample of known objects by performing the detailed studies on the possible candidates to derive conclusions about their nature, evolution and systematic properties. We therefore performed surface photometry of the central body by using the archival near-UV, infrared data and the new optical data (BVRI). This current work has revealed for the first time an elliptical galaxy with two fairly round rings. The central body follows well a r1/4 light profile, with no sign of a bar or stellar disc. By reconstructing the observed spectral energy distribution, we recover the stellar population properties of the central body and the outer ring. Our work suggests different formation histories for the galaxy components. Possible origins of the galaxy are discussed, and we conclude that a recent accretion event is the most plausible scenario that accounts for the observational characteristic of PGC 1000714.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-368
Number of pages14
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume466
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • Galaxies: evolution
  • Galaxies: formation
  • Galaxies: individual: PGC 1000714
  • Galaxies: peculiar
  • Galaxies: photometry

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