Photometric structure of the peculiar galaxy ESO 235-G58

E. Iodice, M. Arnaboldi, L. S. Sparke, R. Buta, K. C. Freeman, M. Capaccioli
2004 Astronomy and Astrophysics  
We present the near-infrared and optical properties of the peculiar galaxy ESO 235-G58, which resembles a late-type ringed barred spiral seen close to face-on. However, the apparent bar of ESO 235-G58 is in reality an edge-on disk galaxy of relatively low luminosity. We have analyzed the light and color distributions of ESO 235-G58 in the NIR and optical bands and compared them with the typical properties observed for other morphological galaxy types, including polar ring galaxies. Similar
more » ... rties are observed for ESO 235-G58, polar ring galaxies, and spiral galaxies, which leads us to conclude that this peculiar system is a polar-ring-related galaxy, characterized by a low inclined ring/disk structure, as pointed out by Buta & Crocker in an earlier study, rather than a barred galaxy.
doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20034012 fatcat:ra3kpkqyhfhnjnchfpp6lhomrm