An estimate of the gas inflow rate along the bar in NGC 7479 Academic Article uri icon


  • We present images of the barred galaxy NGC 7479 in the optical and near-infrared broad bands B, V, R, J, H, K, and images in H + [N II] and CO (J = 1 0) emission. The H and CO emission in the bar are coincident and confined to narrow linear features that are offset from the center of the bar as observed in the near-infrared. We estimate the gravitational potential from the K image, which provides an estimate of the torque on the gas at the position of the CO emission in the bar. We find that the implied gas inflow velocity derived from the torque is 10-20 km s-1. Our inflow velocity is independent of the large streaming motions which can be observed in CO and H I.

published proceedings

  • The Astrophysical Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Quillen, A. C., Frogel, J. A., Kenney, J., Pogge, R. W., & Depoy, D. L.

citation count

  • 76

complete list of authors

  • Quillen, AC||Frogel, Jay A||Kenney, Jeffrey DP||Pogge, RW||Depoy, DL

publication date

  • March 1995