The HI distribution of spiral galaxies in the cluster A 262 *
Observatoire de Paris, DAEC and URA 173, associé au CNRS et à l'Université Paris 7, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France
2 Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, P.O. Box 800, NL 97000 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
3 UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064, U.S.A.
Send offprint request to: H. Bravo-Alfaro; Observatoire de Paris, F-92195 Meudon Cedex, France.
Accepted: 21 April 1997
We present results of an Hi survey of the cluster of galaxies Abell 262, using the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT). Eleven galaxies were detected in five fields. In a few cases the gas in these galaxies shows an asymmetrical distribution; the most likely explanation is the interaction between the cluster medium and the gaseous disks. Only two of the detected galaxies are slightly Hi-deficient. At 40″ to the West of CGCG 160-049 we tentatively detect what may be an associated Hi cloud. The total mass of this cloud is , and no optical counterpart has yet been found.
Key words: galaxies: clusters: individual: Abell 262 / radio lines: galaxies
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