A fast bar in the post-interaction galaxy NGC 1023

Debattista, Victor P. ; Maria Corsini, Enrico ; Aguerri, J. A. L.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2002, vol. 332, no. 1, p. 65-77

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    We measured the bar pattern speed, Ωp, of the SB0 galaxy NGC 1023 using the Tremaine-Weinberg method with stellar-absorption slit spectroscopy. The morphology and kinematics of the H i gas outside NGC 1023 suggest it suffered a tidal interaction, sometime in the past, with one of its dwarf companions. At present, however, the optical disc is relaxed. If the disc had been stabilized by a massive dark matter halo and formed its bar in the interaction, then the bar would have to be slow. We found Ωp=5.0±1.8 km s−1 arcsec−1, so that the bar ends near its corotation radius. It is therefore rotating rapidly and must have a maximum disc