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Conference Papers Year : 2014

Close pairs of galaxies with different activity levels

T. A. Nazaryan
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A. R. Petrosian
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A. A. Hakobyan
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B. J. Mclean
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We selected and studied 180 pairs with dV < 800 km s-1 and Dp < 60 kpc containing Markarian (MRK) galaxies to investigate the dependence of galaxies integral parameters, star-formation (SF) and active galactic nuclei (AGN) properties on kinematics of pairs, their structure and large-scale environments. Projected radial separation Dp and perturbation level P are better measures of interaction strength than dV. The latter correlates with the density of large-scale environment and with the morphologies of galaxies. Both galaxies in a pair are of the same nature, the only difference is that MRK galaxies are usually brighter than their neighbors. Specific star formation rates (SSFR) of galaxies in pairs with smaller Dp or dV is in average 0.5 dex higher than that of galaxies in pairs with larger Dp or dV. Closeness of a neighbor with the same and later morphological type increases the SSFR, while earlier-type neighbors do not increase SSFR. Major interactions/mergers trigger SF and AGN more effectively than minor ones. The fraction of AGNs is higher in more perturbed pairs and pairs with smaller Dp. AGNs typically are in stronger interacting systems than star-forming and passive galaxies. There are correlations of both SSFRs and spectral properties of nuclei between pair members.

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T. A. Nazaryan, A. R. Petrosian, A. A. Hakobyan, B. J. Mclean, D. Kunth. Close pairs of galaxies with different activity levels. Multiwavelength AGN Surveys and Studies, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, 2014, à renseigner, Unknown Region. pp.327-330, ⟨10.1017/S1743921314004189⟩. ⟨insu-03645367⟩
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