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Looking inside the nest: the hidden structure of the merger galaxy Fornax A

posted Sep 25, 2012, 3:15 PM by João Alves   [ updated Sep 26, 2012, 2:27 AM ]
NGC 1316
Deep NTT and VLT observations of merger galaxy NGC 1316 (Fornax A) in one of Yuri Beletsky PhD papers. We find the presence of a structure that resembles inner gaseous spiral arms, at about 5 to 15” from the center (500 to 1500 pc). We also find a disk-like stellar structure with radius less than 200 pc.