Fabry-Perot Imaging Spectroscopy of Interacting and Merging Galaxies: NGC 3690 and NGC 6240
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC REMOTE SENSING DIV
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We present 2 micrometer spectroscopic images in the H2 nu1-0 S1 line, the Br gamma recombination line of atomic hydrogen, and the neighboring continuum of the central regions of the galaxies NGC 3690IC 694 and NGC 6240. Based on the morphology of these images we assess the contributions of star formation, colliding disks, and nuclear activity to the line emission.