MS: Madeleine Yttergren

/MS: Madeleine Yttergren

MS: Madeleine Yttergren


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Compact galaxy clusters are ideal laboratories for studying intense evolutionary activity. Stephan’s Quintet, a compact galaxy cluster consisting of 5 galaxies, is the home to extensive inter-galactic star formation, active nuclei, previous interactions that can be traced via tidal tails as well as a current shock-inducing interaction. Through studying the gas and stellar dynamics of such a system we can shed light on galaxy evolution caused by extreme galaxy interactions, and thereby take us one step closer to understanding galaxy evolution over cosmic time.
The focus of this talk is the long slit spectroscopy observations we carried out in November 2017 of Stephan’s Quintet, including how the data has been treated and what this can reveal to us.

2018-05-22T10:00:06+00:00