The Orientation of Galaxies in Nearby Galaxy Groups

P. Flin, M. Biernacka, J. Krywult
2004 Symposium - International astronomical union  
The statistical analysis of six nearby groups of galaxies, connected with the Milky Way, M31, M81, M101, NGC5128 and NGC5236 shows an isotropic distribution of galaxy planes, similarly to galaxies within the Local Group. Also planes of galaxies in the nearby (Vr< 500 km s−1) region of the Local Supercluster exhibit random distribution, disregarding their membership to groups. The result shows that strong environmental effects observed among dwarf galaxies do not change generally random distribution of galaxy planes in this region.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900197256 fatcat:6xr7s3dhx5glfembcpyqp6ptjm