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Supernovae 2005Q, 2005R, 2005S, 2005T, 2005U
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Optically bright active galactic nuclei in the ROSAT-Faint source catalogue
To build a large, optically bright, X-ray selected AGN sample we havecorrelated the ROSAT-FSC catalogue of X-ray sources with the USNOcatalogue limited to objects brighter than O=16.5 and then with the APSdatabase. Each of the 3212 coincidences was classified using theslitless Hamburg spectra. 493 objects were found to be extended and 2719starlike. Using both the extended objects and the galaxies known frompublished catalogues we built up a sample of 185 galaxies withO_APS<17.0 mag, which are high-probability counterparts of RASS-FSCX-ray sources. 130 galaxies have a redshift from the literature and foranother 34 we obtained new spectra. The fraction of Seyfert galaxies inthis sample is 20%. To select a corresponding sample of 144high-probability counterparts among the starlike sources we searched forvery blue objects in an APS-based color-magnitude diagram. Forty-onewere already known AGN and for another 91 objects we obtained newspectra, yielding 42 new AGN, increasing their number in the sample to83. This confirms that surveys of bright QSOs are still significantlyincomplete. On the other hand we find that, at a flux limit of 0.02count s-1 and at this magnitude, only 40% of all QSOs aredetected by ROSAT.Tables 2, 3 and 4 are only available in electronic form athttp://www.edpsciences.org

Classifications of the Host Galaxies of Supernovae
Classifications on the DDO system are given for the host galaxies of 177supernovae (SNe) that have been discovered since 1997 during the courseof the Lick Observatory Supernova Search with the Katzman AutomaticImaging Telescope. Whereas SNe Ia occur in all galaxy types, it isfound, at a high level of statistical confidence, that SNe Ib, Ic, andII are strongly concentrated in late-type galaxies. However, attentionis drawn to a possible exception provided by SN 2001I. This SN IInoccurred in the E2 galaxy UGC 2836, which was not expected to harbor amassive young supernova progenitor.

The UZC-SSRS2 Group Catalog
We apply a friends-of-friends algorithm to the combined Updated ZwickyCatalog and Southern Sky Redshift Survey to construct a catalog of 1168groups of galaxies; 411 of these groups have five or more members withinthe redshift survey. The group catalog covers 4.69 sr, and all groupsexceed the number density contrast threshold, δρ/ρ=80. Wedemonstrate that the groups catalog is homogeneous across the twounderlying redshift surveys; the catalog of groups and their membersthus provides a basis for other statistical studies of the large-scaledistribution of groups and their physical properties. The medianphysical properties of the groups are similar to those for groupsderived from independent surveys, including the ESO Key Programme andthe Las Campanas Redshift Survey. We include tables of groups and theirmembers.

Kinematics of AWM and MKW Poor Clusters
We have measured 1365 redshifts to a limiting magnitude of R~15.5 in 15AWM/MKW clusters and have collected another 203 from the literature inMKW 4s, MKW 2, and MKW 2s. In AWM 7 we have extended the redshift sampleto R~18 in the cluster center. We have identified 704 cluster members in17 clusters; 201 are newly identified. We summarize the kinematics anddistributions of the cluster galaxies and provide an initial discussionof substructure, mass and luminosity segregation, spectral segregation,velocity-dispersion profiles, and the relation of the central galaxy toglobal cluster properties. We compute optical mass estimates, which wecompare with X-ray mass determinations from the literature. The clustersare in a variety of dynamical states, reflected in the three classes ofbehavior of the velocity-dispersion profile in the core: rising,falling, or flat/ambiguous. The velocity dispersion of the emission-linegalaxy population significantly exceeds that of the absorption-linegalaxies in almost all of the clusters, and the presence ofemission-line galaxies at small projected radii suggests continuinginfall of galaxies onto the clusters. The presence of a cD galaxy doesnot constrain the global cluster properties; these clusters are similarto other poor clusters that contain no cD. We use the similarity of thevelocity-dispersion profiles at small radii and the cD-like galaxies'internal velocity dispersions to argue that cD formation is a localphenomenon. Our sample establishes an empirical observational baselineof poor clusters for comparison with simulations of similar systems.Observations reported in this paper were obtained at the Multiple MirrorTelescope Observatory, a facility operated jointly by the University ofArizona and the Smithsonian Institution; at the Whipple Observatory, afacility operated jointly by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatoryand Harvard University; and at the WIYN Observatory, a joint facility ofthe University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, YaleUniversity, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatories.

Supernova 2001ay in IC 4423
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Supernova 2001ay in IC 4423
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Supernova 2001ay in IC 4423
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Supernova 2001ay in IC 4423
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Arcsecond Positions of UGC Galaxies
We present accurate B1950 and J2000 positions for all confirmed galaxiesin the Uppsala General Catalog (UGC). The positions were measuredvisually from Digitized Sky Survey images with rms uncertaintiesσ<=[(1.2")2+(θ/100)2]1/2,where θ is the major-axis diameter. We compared each galaxymeasured with the original UGC description to ensure high reliability.The full position list is available in the electronic version only.

Peculiar Velocities for Galaxies in the Great Wall.II.Analysis
We analyze the peculiar velocity field in the vicinity of the Great Wall(GW) using a sample of 172 spiral galaxies with reliable IRTF distanceestimates (Dell'Antonio et al. 1996). We examine three main issues: (1)the infall onto the GW, (2) large-scale flow, and (3) shear. We use aMonte Carlo method to remove selection-based biases from the peculiarvelocity sample. For the GW sample, the velocity bias is small (<150km s^-1^). We use the bias-corrected velocities to constrain the infalltowards the Great Wall. We thus have the first limits on the truespatial thickness of this structure. The data are best fit by an infallvelocity <= 150 km s^-1^. The 90% upper limit on the mean infallvelocity is ~500 km s^-1^. Consequently, the upper limit on thereal-space full width of the GW is d<11.2h^-1^ Mpc. Thus, the GreatWall is a thin, two- dimensional structure in real space as well as inredshift space. We calculate the best-fit estimate of the motion of theLocal Group with respect to the galaxy distribution: ν_flow_ ~725+/-400 km s^-1^ towards a 11.7 +/- 1.5 hr, δ =36.8deg^+/-55^deg^. Because our δ constraints are quiteweak, this flow is consistent with the CMB dipole (Smoot et al. 1992)and with the flow vector of Riess et al. (1995). The data are alsoconsistent at the 25% confidence level with the direction of large-scaleflow reported by Lauer & Postman (1994). We calculate theimprovement in sensitivity expected for a sample extending over the fulldeclination range of the GW. We also calculate the shear across theright ascension range of the GW. The GW region is quiet: the detectedthe shear across the range of the GW is -70+/-210 km s^-1^. The absenceof large shear constrains the amplitude of large-scale densityfluctuations (Feldman & Watkins 1995).

Kinematics and dynamics of the MKW/AWM poor clusters
We report 472 new redshifts for 416 galaxies in the regions of the 23poor clusters of galaxies originally identified by Morgan, Kayser, andWhite (MKW), and Albert, White, and Morgan (AWM). Eighteen of the poorclusters now have 10 or more available redshifts within 1.5/h Mpc of thecentral galaxy; 11 clusters have at least 20 available redshifts. Basedon the 21 clusters for which we have sufficient velocity information,the median velocity scale is 336 km/s, a factor of 2 smaller than foundfor rich clusters. Several of the poor clusters exhibit complex velocitydistributions due to the presence of nearby clumps of galaxies. We checkon the velocity of the dominant galaxy in each poor cluster relative tothe remaining cluster members. Significantly high relative velocities ofthe dominant galaxy are found in only 4 of 21 poor clusters, 3 of whichwe suspect are due to contamination of the parent velocity distribution.Several statistical tests indicate that the D/cD galaxies are at thekinematic centers of the parent poor cluster velocity distributions.Mass-to-light ratios for 13 of the 15 poor clusters for which we havethe required data are in the range 50 less than or = M/LB(0)less than or = 200 solar mass/solar luminosity. The complex nature ofthe regions surrounding many of the poor clusters suggests that thesegroupings may represent an early epoch of cluster formation. Forexample, the poor clusters MKW7 and MKWS are shown to be gravitationallybound and likely to merge to form a richer cluster within the nextseveral Gyrs. Eight of the nine other poor clusters for which simpletwo-body dynamical models can be carried out are consistent with beingbound to other clumps in their vicinity. Additional complex systems withmore than two gravitationally bound clumps are observed among the poorclusters.

Neutral hydrogen observations of four MKW-AWM poor clusters
The Arecibo 305-m telescope was used to make neutral hydrogenobservations of the poor clusters MKW 7, MKW 9, AWM 1, and AWM 3. Theobservations are almost complete for MKW 7 and AWM 1 galaxies brighterthan 15.7 mag within one-half of a degree of the D or cD galaxy, and forMKW 9 galaxies brighter than 15.7 mag within one degree of the D galaxy.Both the integrated H I profile and the sensitive upper limits of the HI flux density are examined, and 22 new redshifts are reported for the Dgalaxy. The 18 galaxies closest to the dominant member of the D galaxyhave an average hydrogen mass-to-light ratio of 0.20 solar units, with astandard deviation of 0.12. The ratio is lower than that measured forlate-type spirals found in loose groups or in isolation, and is similarto the ratio determined for late-type galaxies near the centers of Abellclusters. A correlation between galaxy size and distance from the D orcD galaxy is found in the examination of the MKW-AWM clusters. However,the weak correlation may in fact be that between galaxy size and surfacedensity, or a consequence of the larger members' direct tidalinteraction with the dominant galaxy.

H I observations of galaxies in the Hercules supercluster
An H-I survey of the Hercules supercluster region was conducted using21-cm line observations of galaxies listed in the Uppsala GeneralCatalog of Galaxies (Nilson, 1973). It is found that thethree-dimensional distribution of the sample deviates markedly from thatexpected for a randomly distributed sample, and that the sample volumecontains an underdense region in front of the supercluster. An upperlimit to the expansion velocity of this underdense region of 400 km/s isobtained.

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