Deep Hα images of the Wolf-Rayet galaxy He 2-10

S. C. Beck*, O. Kovo

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We present continuum-free Hα images of the remarkable Wolf-Rayet galaxy He 2-10. There are extensive low surface brightness structures of ionized gas around He 2-10, including several shells, a possible supersheil, and a small, isolated Hα clump. The clump is well outside the body of the galaxy and coincides with a CO feature at the end of the galaxy's tidal tail. We believe the clump to be a small star cluster, containing about 100 O stars. This cluster may be the analog on a smaller scale of the dwarf galaxies formed at the end of the tidal tails in the NGC 4038/4039 merger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-193
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999


  • Galaxies: dwarf
  • Galaxies: individual (He 2-10)
  • Galaxies: starburst


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