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hyperluminous infrared galaxy

(HLIRG, HyLIRG)
(a galaxy emitting a more far infrared than an ULIRG)

A hyperluminous infrared galaxy (HLIRG or HyLIRG) is a galaxy emitting more than 1013 times solar luminosity in the far infrared. A HLIRG can be considered a type of luminous infrared galaxy (LIRG), i.e., a galaxy with 1011 times solar luminosity in far infrared. A ultraluminous infrared galaxy has 1012 times solar luminosity in far infrared.

A LIRG is often a starburst galaxy and/or has an active galactic nucleus or a quasar.


(galaxy type,infrared)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HLIRG

Referenced by:
luminous infrared galaxy (LIRG)
ultraluminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG)

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