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|Nearby Optical Galaxies: Selection of the Sample and Identification of Groups|
In this paper we describe the Nearby Optical Galaxy (NOG) sample, whichis a complete, distance-limited (cz<=6000 km s-1) andmagnitude-limited (B<=14) sample of ~7000 optical galaxies. Thesample covers 2/3 (8.27 sr) of the sky (|b|>20deg) andappears to have a good completeness in redshift (97%). We select thesample on the basis of homogenized corrected total blue magnitudes inorder to minimize systematic effects in galaxy sampling. We identify thegroups in this sample by means of both the hierarchical and thepercolation ``friends-of-friends'' methods. The resulting catalogs ofloose groups appear to be similar and are among the largest catalogs ofgroups currently available. Most of the NOG galaxies (~60%) are found tobe members of galaxy pairs (~580 pairs for a total of ~15% of objects)or groups with at least three members (~500 groups for a total of ~45%of objects). About 40% of galaxies are left ungrouped (field galaxies).We illustrate the main features of the NOG galaxy distribution. Comparedto previous optical and IRAS galaxy samples, the NOG provides a densersampling of the galaxy distribution in the nearby universe. Given itslarge sky coverage, the identification of groups, and its high-densitysampling, the NOG is suited to the analysis of the galaxy density fieldof the nearby universe, especially on small scales.
|The Southern Sky Redshift Survey|
We report redshifts, magnitudes, and morphological classifications for5369 galaxies with m_B <= 15.5 and for 57 galaxies fainter than thislimit, in two regions covering a total of 1.70 sr in the southerncelestial hemisphere. The galaxy catalog is drawn primarily from thelist of nonstellar objects identified in the Hubble Space TelescopeGuide Star Catalog (GSC). The galaxies have positions accurate to ~1"and magnitudes with an rms scatter of ~0.3 mag. We compute magnitudes(m_SSRS2) from the relation between instrumental GSC magnitudes and thephotometry by Lauberts & Valentijn. From a comparison with CCDphotometry, we find that our system is homogeneous across the sky andcorresponds to magnitudes measured at the isophotal level ~26 magarcsec^-2. The precision of the radial velocities is ~40 km s^-1, andthe redshift survey is more than 99% complete to the m_SSRS2 = 15.5 maglimit. This sample is in the direction opposite that of the CfA2; incombination the two surveys provide an important database for studies ofthe properties of galaxies and their large-scale distribution in thenearby universe. Based on observations obtained at Cerro TololoInter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatories,operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy,Inc., under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation;Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito, operated under agreement between theConsejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas de laRepública Argentina and the National Universities of La Plata,Córdoba, and San Juan; the European Southern Observatory, LaSilla, Chile, partially under the bilateral ESO-ObservatórioNacional agreement; Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory;Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica, Brazil; and the SouthAfrican Astronomical Observatory.
|Gamma-Ray Line Signals from 26Al and 60Fe in the Galaxies of the Local Group|
Steady state gamma -line fluxes from the decay of 26Al and 60Fe situatedin the Local Group galaxies LMC, SMC, NGC 6822, IC 1613, M31, and M33are estimated with standard supernova yields and supernova rates basedon blue luminosities and other indicators of massive star formation. Thelargest 26Al flux, 2.0 x 10-6 gamma s-1 cm-2, comes from the LMC, whilethe SMC is estimated to provide an 26Al flux of 3.6 x 10-7 gamma s-1cm-2. Andromeda is surprisingly weak, only about 1.6 x 10-8 gamma s-1cm-2 because of both its distance and its current low rate of starformation. Expected 60Fe fluxes are about 16% of the 26Al flux.Detection of these fluxes is feasible but will probably requiresensitivities greater than those of the International Gamma-RayAstrophysical Laboratory mission. The chief utility of such observationsis the new insight they provide into the mechanisms of supernovaexplosions, the distribution and nature of massive-star--forming regionsin irregular and spiral galaxies, and the nucleosynthetic history ofLocal Group members.
|An image database. II. Catalogue between δ=-30deg and δ=70deg.|
A preliminary list of 68.040 galaxies was built from extraction of35.841 digitized images of the Palomar Sky Survey (Paper I). For eachgalaxy, the basic parameters are obtained: coordinates, diameter, axisratio, total magnitude, position angle. On this preliminary list, weapply severe selection rules to get a catalog of 28.000 galaxies, wellidentified and well documented. For each parameter, a comparison is madewith standard measurements. The accuracy of the raw photometricparameters is quite good despite of the simplicity of the method.Without any local correction, the standard error on the total magnitudeis about 0.5 magnitude up to a total magnitude of B_T_=17. Significantsecondary effects are detected concerning the magnitudes: distance toplate center effect and air-mass effect.
|The morphological catalogue of galaxies equatorial survey|
We present 865 redshifts of galaxies located in the equatorial stripdelta between -17.5 deg and -2.5 deg in the right ascension rangebetween 20 h and 5 h. Redshifts have been obtained for the completesample of all 833 galaxies in the Morphological Catalog of Galaxies withmagnitudes brighter than m = 14.5 (corresponding approximately tom(Zwicky) = 15.0). This sample also includes three galaxies from othersources with more reliable magnitudes, satisfying this limit, and 29fainter galaxies, usually companions of the galaxies in the magnitudelimited sample. Our maps of a very large volume of nearby spacedemonstrate a variety of coherent large scale structures which includelarge voids, 20-50/h Mpc in diameter and large walls at least 70/h Mpcacross.
|Less probable IRR II candidateas|
The paper presents a list of 89 less probable Irr candidates in whichthe presence of dust is suspected. In a commentary to this list, theshape of the galaxies is described and their location in relation toneighboring background galaxies is noted.
|Systematics of bulge-to-disk ratios|
Decompositions of the blue-band luminosity profiles of 98 galaxies intospheroidal and disk components on a homogeneous system are used to studythe systematics of bulge-to-disk ratios and related parameters. The meanfractional luminosity of the spheroidal component is found to be amonotonically decreasing function of stage along the revised Hubblesequence from early-type lenticulars to late-type spirals. The data giveno support to the suggestion that lenticulars form a gas-poor sequenceof disk systems parallel to the gas-rich spiral sequence. The variationsalong the Hubble sequence of the mean absolute magnitudes, effectiveradii, and effective specific intensities of the spheroidal and diskcomponents show that on average the spheroids of lenticular galaxies aresystematically smaller and denser, but fainter in total luminosity, thanelliptical galaxies. However, both ellipticals and the spheroidalcomponents of lenticulars obey the same effective radius-surfacebrightness relation.
|The nuclear activity of interacting galaxies|
A search for active galactic nuclei among interacting galaxies isreported. A sample of 167 systems of interacting and asymmetric galaxieswas observed spectrophotometrically in the spectral range 4700-7100 A.The results are compared with a sample of isolated galaxies. It is foundthat (1) there are no Seyfert nuclei in elliptical or dwarf irregulargalaxies of the sample; (2) there is an excess of Seyfert nuclei amonginteracting spirals, but it is only at the 90 percent confidence level;(3) this excess becomes statistically significant (98 percent) when onlystrongly interacting spirals are included (four new Seyfert nuclei arepresented); (4) in the subgroup of galaxies with extreme tidaldistortions, no Seyfert nuclei were found.
|Photoelectric Observations of Interacting and Compact Galaxies|
|Atlas of interacting galaxies, Part. II and the concept of fragmentation of galaxies.|
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|Formation of Satellites by Fragmentation of Galaxies|
Abstract image available at:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?1974A&A....37..425V&db_key=AST
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