Disc galaxies with multiple triaxial structures. II. JHK surface photometry and numerical simulations

D. Friedli, H. Wozniak, M. Rieke, L. Martinet, P. Bratschi
1996 Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series  
We present detailed JHK surface photometry with ellipse fits of 13 galaxies selected from previous optical observations as likely candidates for having a secondary bar or a triaxial bulge within the primary bar. We have found 7 double-barred galaxies, 3 double-barred galaxies with an additional intermediate structure with twisted isophotes, and 3 galaxies with a bar and central twisted isophotes. A global analysis of the structural parameter characteristics in the Iand K-bands is presented.
more » ... s is presented. Various numerical models of galaxies with bars within bars are also analysed using the ellipse fitting technique and compared to the observations. A thorough review of the possible hypotheses able to explain this phenomenon is given with emphasis on the most likely ones.
doi:10.1051/aas:1996212 fatcat:ryyufo2ombctpnxwc7dkdauj4a