A High-Resolution Radio Continuum Study Of The Dwarf Irregular Galaxy IC 10

Westcott, J, Brinks, E, Beswick, R J, Heesen, V, Argo, Megan K orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-3594-0214, Baldi, R D, Fenech, D M, McHardy, I M, Smith, D J B et al (2017) A High-Resolution Radio Continuum Study Of The Dwarf Irregular Galaxy IC 10. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . ISSN 0035-8711

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We present high-resolution e–MERLIN radio continuum maps of the Dwarf Irregular galaxy IC 10 at 1.5 GHz and 5 GHz. We detect 11 compact sources at 1.5 GHz, 5 of which have complementary detections at 5 GHz. We classify 3 extended sources as compact HII regions within IC 10, 5 sources as contaminating background galaxies and identify 3 sources which require additional observa- tions to classify. We do not expect that any of these 3 sources are Supernova Remnants as they will likely be resolved out at the assumed distance of IC 10 (0.7 Mpc). We correct integrated flux densities of IC 10 from the literature for contamination by unrelated background sources and ob- tain updated flux density measurements of 354 ± 11 mJy at 1.5 GHz and 199 ± 9 mJy at 4.85 GHz. The background contamination does not contribute significantly to the overall radio emission from IC 10, so previous analysis concerning its integrated radio properties remain valid.

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