The Hubble type of the double lobe galaxy NGC 5972

P. Veron, M.P. Veron

We found in the litterarure a single example of a spiral galaxy associated with a classical extended double lobe radio source: NGC 5972 classified as an SO-a by Lauberts (1982). We show that it is rather an E galaxy which may possibly be the result of a merger event. It has an emission line spectrum typical of a Seyfert 2 galaxy.

A&A, accepted