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A&A Supplement series, Vol. 129, April II 1998, 357-361

Received July 5; accepted October 13, 1997

On the morphology of peculiar ring galaxies

M. Faúndez-Abans and M. de Oliveira-Abans

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Laboratório Nacional de Astrofisica, Caixa Postal 21, CEP:37.500-000, Itajubá, MG, Brazil


It is proposed that peculiar ring galaxies can be divided into five principal types according to the morphology of the ring and bulge, based on the visual inspection of 489 selected objects. Those objects have been named "peculiar'' following the "Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations'' by Arp & Madore (1986)gif.

keywords: galaxies: peculiar -- fundamental parameters -- structure

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