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2002ApJ...579..592G New Light and Shadows on Stephan's Quintet C. M. Gutierrez, M. Lopez-Corredoira, F. Prada, and M. C. Eliche Received 2001 November 2; accepted 2002 February 24 ABSTRACT We present deep broadband R and narrowband H{alpha} images of Stephan's Quintet. The observations in the R band show that the diffuse halo of Stephan's Quintet is larger than previously thought and extends out to NGC 7320C. However, we have not found emission connecting NGC 7331 and NGC 7320 to R ~ 26.7 mag arcsec^-2^ (at more than a 3 {sigma} level), so there is no direct evidence up to this limiting magnitude of a relation between the peculiar kinematical structure found in NGC 7331 and an ongoing or past interaction between this galaxy and NGC 7320. The H{alpha} emission at high velocity (6000-7000 km s^-1^) is distributed in a diffuse structure running north-south between NGC 7319 and NGC 7318B and in some other more concentrated features. Some of these are located in the tidal tails produced by the interaction between the galaxies of the group. With the H{alpha} images we have made a two-dimensional velocity map that helps to identify the origin of each structure detected. This map does not show features at intermediate velocities between the high- and low-redshift members of the group. This is in agreement with the standard scenario in which the apparent proximity of NGC 7320 to the rest of the galaxies of the Quintet is merely a projection effect. The only point that is unclear in this interpretation is an H{alpha} filament that is seen extending throughout NGC 7320 with velocity at 6500 km s^-1^ instead of the 800 km s^-1^ expected for this galaxy. Subject headings: galaxies: interactions - galaxies: structure
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