A High Angular Resolution Study of the Neutral Hydrogen in the IrrII Galaxy M82. (8),
OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY PASADENA CALIF
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A 4.4 arc min resolution survey of the HI structure and kinematics of a region centered on M 82 is presented. Based upon these observations a model of IrrII or IO galaxies is presented. It is suggested that most of these peculiar galaxies were gas-poor ellipticals or SO systems that have experienced a recent injection of fresh gas. The effects of this activity account for the present disordered and chaotic appearance of these systems.