The Local Volume HI Survey (LVHIS)

ESO 137-G018

ESO 137-G018 (HIPASS J1620-60) appears to be a rather isolated, Magellanic type dwarf irregular galaxy located at low Galactic latitude. Its TRGB distance is 6.40 ± 0.48 Mpc (Karachentsev et al. 2007); there are no known neigbours within 3 degr. Our ATCA data reveal a well-resolved, regularly rotating HI disc that extends a factor two beyond the stellar body. We measure FHI = 43.5 Jy km/s, somewhat higher than the HIPASS FHI (Koribalski et al. 2004), and derive MHI = 4.2 × 108 M. Bonne (2008), Kirby et al. (2012) and most recently Kamphuis et al. (2015) obtained HI rotation curves. Using 3D FAT Kamphuis et al. (2015) determine vrot = 71.2 km/s at Rmax = 8.6 kpc (for i = 71.5 degr and PA = 29.2 degr) and Mdyn = 1.0 × 1010 M. Hα imaging by Kaisin et al. (2007) reveals an extended disc of clumpy and diffuse ionised gas.

Reference: Koribalski et al. 2018 * LVHIS database * LVHIS homepage * next

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