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HST-UV spectroscopy: results and interpretation

Figure 8 shows the GHRS spectra of NGC 7130 (a), NGC 5135 (b), and IC 3639 (c). The three spectra are very similar, showing the typical absorption features of starburst galaxies, indicating that the UV light is dominated by the starburst component. However, they also show narrow emission lines typical of Seyfert 2 galaxies. The contribution of the emission lines in the spectrum of IC 3639 is stronger than in the other two galaxies.


Rosa Gonzalez