Barred irregular galaxy

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A barred irregular galaxy is an irregular version of a barred spiral galaxy. Examples include the Large Magellanic Cloud[1] and NGC 6822.[2] Some barred irregular galaxies (like the Large Magellanic Cloud) may be dwarf spiral galaxies, which have been distorted into an irregular shape by tidal interactions with a more massive neighbor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sidney van den Bergh (1999). "The Local Group of Galaxies". arXiv:astro-ph/9908050.
  2. ^ Norbert Przybilla, Quantitative Spectroscopy of Supergiants, Munich, 2002