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|Elliptical Galaxies with Emission Lines from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey|
As part of a study of star formation history along the Hubble sequence,we present here the results for 11 elliptical galaxies with strongnebular emission lines. After removing the dilution from the underlyingold stellar populations by use of stellar population synthesis model, wederive the accurate fluxes of all the emission lines in these objects,which are then classified, using emission line ratios, into one Seyfert2, six LINERs and four HII galaxies. We also identify one HII galaxy(A1216+04) as a hitherto unknown Wolf-Rayet galaxy from the presence ofthe Wolf-Rayet broad bump at 4650 Å. We propose that thestar-forming activities in elliptical galaxies are triggered by eithergalaxy-galaxy interaction or the merging of a small satellite/a massivestar cluster, as has been suggested by recent numerical simulations.
|Virgo Cluster Early-Type Dwarf Galaxies with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. II. Early-Type Dwarfs with Central Star Formation|
Despite the common picture of an early-type dwarf galaxy (dE) as aquiescent galaxy with no star formation and little gas, we identify 23dEs that have blue central colors caused by recent or ongoing starformation in our sample of 476 Virgo Cluster dEs. In addition, 14objects that were mostly classified as (candidate) blue compact dwarfshave similar properties. Among the certain cluster members, the dEs withblue centers reach a fraction of more than 15% of the dE population atbrighter (mB<=16) magnitudes. A spectral analysis of thecenters of 16 galaxies reveals in all cases an underlying old populationthat dominates the mass, with Mold>=90% for all but oneobject. Therefore, the majority of these galaxies will appear likeordinary dEs within approximately one gigayear or less after the lastepisode of star formation. Their overall gas content is less than thatof dwarf irregular galaxies but higher than that of ordinary dEs. Theirflattening distribution suggests the shape of a thick disk, similar towhat has been found for dEs with disk features in Paper I of thisseries. Their projected spatial distribution shows no centralclustering, and their distribution with projected local density followsthat of irregular galaxies, indicative of an unrelaxed population. Thisis corroborated by their velocity distribution, which displays two sidepeaks characteristic of recent infall. We discuss possible formationmechanisms (ram-pressure stripping, tidally induced star formation, andharassment) that might be able to explain both the disk shape and thecentral star formation of the dEs with blue centers.
|IC 225: A Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy with a Peculiar Blue Core|
We present the discovery of a peculiar blue core in the ellipticalgalaxy IC 225 by using images and spectra from the Sloan Digital SkySurvey (SDSS). The outer parts of the surface brightness profiles of u-,g-, r-, i-, and z-band SDSS images for IC 225 are well fitted with anexponential function. The fitting results show that IC 225 follows thesame relations between the magnitude, scale length, and central surfacebrightness as for dwarf elliptical galaxies and that its absolute bluemagnitude (MB) is -17.14 mag, all of which suggests that IC225 is a typical dwarf elliptical galaxy. The g-r color profileindicates a very blue core with a radius of 2", which is also clearlyseen in the RGB image made of g-, r-, and i-band SDSS images. The SDSSoptical spectrum exhibits strong and very narrow nebular emission lines.The metal abundances derived by the standard methods, which are12+log(O/H)=8.98, log(N/O)=-0.77, and12+log(S+/H+)=6.76, turn out to be significantlyhigher than those predicted by the well-known luminosity-metallicityrelation. After carefully inspecting the central region of IC 225, wefind that there are two distinct nuclei, separated by 1.4" theoff-nuclear one is even bluer than the nucleus of IC 225. The asymmetricline profiles of higher order Balmer lines indicate that the emissionlines are more blueshifted relative to the absorption lines, suggestingthat the line emission arises from the off-center core, a metal-rich HII region. To the best of our knowledge, it is the firsthigh-metallicity H II region detected in a dwarf elliptical galaxy.
|An H I Survey of Actively Star-forming Dwarf Galaxies|
We present the results of H I 21 cm observations of 139 activelystar-forming dwarf galaxies obtained with the 305 m radio telescope atArecibo Observatory. Our sample consists of all objects cataloged inobjective-prism surveys for UV-excess or emission-line galaxiespublished prior to the start of the survey that have luminosities belowMB=-17.0 and that are located within the declination limitsof the Arecibo telescope. Galaxies from the Markarian, Michigan, Case,Wasilewski, Haro, and Zwicky lists are included. The sample spans a widerange of both H I gas content and star formation levels. A total of 122objects (88%) were detected; 82 galaxies have been observed for thefirst time in H I. The median velocity width for our sample is 88 kms-1, and the median H I gas mass is 3.0×108Msolar. In general, the sample galaxies are gas-rich, with anaverage MHI/LB=1.3 after correcting for theluminosity enhancement due to the starburst. The progenitors of many ofthe star-forming dwarfs have higher MHI/LB thantypically seen in samples of nearby ``normal'' galaxies, emphasizingtheir distinct nature.
|Kinematical data on early-type galaxies. VI.|
We present the result of spectroscopic observations of a sample of 73galaxies, completing the database published in this series of articles.The sample contains mostly low-luminosity early-type objects, includingfour dwarfs of the Local Group (in particular, deep spectra of NGC 205),15 dEs or dS0s in the Virgo cluster, and UGC 05442, a spheroidal dwarfof the M 81 group. We have measured the central velocity dispersion forall but one object, and determined the major-axis rotation andvelocity-dispersion profiles for 59 objects. For the current sample ofdiffuse (or dwarf) elliptical galaxies, we have compared stellarrotation to velocity dispersion; the analysis suggests that theseobjects may be nearly rotationally flattened, and therefore thatanisotropy may be less important than previously thought. Based onobservations collected at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence. Table 1 isalso, and Tables 2 and 4 only, available in electronic form at the CDSvia anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (22.214.171.124) or viahttp://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?J/A+A/384/371
|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.
|HI observations of blue compact galaxies from the first and second Byurakan surveys|
We present the results of a neutral hydrogen survey of 79 galaxies froma statistical sample of 88 Blue Compact Galaxies (BCGs) selected fromthe First and Second Byurakan objective prism surveys to have a HIIregion-like spectrum, an equivalent width of the [O III] lambda 5007line larger than ~ 50 Å, and a velocity <= 6000 km s(-1) . Thedetection rate for the statistical sample is 74%. HI masses rangebetween 4 10(7)M_sun) and 5 10(9) M_sun with the HI mass distributionpeaking at 3 10(8) M_sun. The full width at half-maximum of the HIprofile varies between ~ 30 km s(-1) and 160 km s(-1) , with a mean of ~92 km s(-1) . These small widths are characteristic of dwarf galaxies.For comparison, we have also observed an additional 92 BCGs with weakerstar formation and/or larger distances, and/or interesting astrophysicalproperties. These in general have larger widths and HI masses.Tables~1,~2,~3 also available in electronic form at the CDS viaanonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (126.96.36.199) or viahttp://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Abstract.html
|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.
|A multifrequency radio continuum and IRAS faint source survey of markarian galaxies|
Results are presented from a multifrequency radio continumm survey ofMarkarian galaxies (MRKs) and are supplemented by IRAS infrared datafrom the Faint Source Survey. Radio data are presented for 899 MRKsobserved at nu = 4.755 GHz with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory(NRAO)-Green Bank 300 foot (91 m) telescope, including nearly 88% ofthose objects in Markarian lists VI-XIV. In addition, 1.415 GHzmeasurements of 258 MRKs, over 30% of the MRKs accessible from theNational Aeronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC)-Arecibo, are reported.Radio continuum observations of smaller numbers of MRKs were made at10.63 GHz and at 23.1 GHz and are also presented. Infrared data from theIRAS Faint Source Survey (Ver. 2) are presented for 944 MRKs, withreasonably secure identifications extracted from the NASA/IPACExtragalactic Database. MRKs exhibit the same canonical infraredcharacteristics as those reported for various other galaxy samples, thatis well-known enhancement of the 25 micrometer/60 micrometer color ratioamong Seyfert MRKs, and a clear tendency for MRKs with warmer 60micrometer/100 micrometer colors to also possess cooler 12 micrometer/25micrometer colors. In addition, non-Seyfert are found to obey thewell-documented infrared/radio luminosity correlation, with the tightestcorrelation seen for starburst MRKs.
|Spectrographic study of a large sample of KISO ultraviolet excess galaxies. I. The data|
We present the results of a medium-resolution spectroscopic study of 142Kiso ultraviolet-excess galaxies (KUGs), mostly of "compact","irregular" and "interactive pair" morphological types in the Kisocatalog. 137 objects are found to exhibit at least one emission line.The astrophysical implications of this survey will be discussed in acompanion paper (Comte et al. 1994).
|Statistics of galaxy orientations - Morphology and large-scale structure|
Using the Uppsala General Catalog of bright galaxies and the northernand southern maps of the Lick counts of galaxies, statistical evidenceof a morphology-orientation effect is found. Major axes of ellipticalgalaxies are preferentially oriented along the large-scale features ofthe Lick maps. However, the orientations of the major axes of spiral andlenticular galaxies show no clear signs of significant nonrandombehavior at a level of less than about one-fifth of the effect seen forellipticals. The angular scale of the detected alignment effect forUppsala ellipticals extends to at least theta of about 2 deg, which at aredshift of z of about 0.02 corresponds to a linear scale of about 2/hMpc.
|Spectroscopic analysis of KISO ultraviolet-excess galaxies|
Spectroscopic properties of 57 ultraviolet-excess galaxies (KUGs), whichwere selected from the Kiso survey by Takase et al. (1983), arepresented. Observational data are low-resolution spectra taken with theCassegrain image-intensifier spectrograph of the Okayama 188-cmtelescope. About 85 percent of this sample exhibit conspicuous emissionlines similar to galactic nebulae. The radial velocities of the objectshave been obtained from their emission lines as accurate at + or - 90km/s. The absolute magnitudes estimated from the radial velocitiesindicate that a wide range exists in blue luminosity of irregulargalaxies, and that this sample includes less luminous spiral galaxies.Equivalent widths of emission lines have been measured against the localcontinuum, and a diagram of the emission line ratio of forbidden O III5007 A/H-beta versus forbidden N II 6584 A/H-alpha is applied toclassify these objects. The diagram suggests that most KUGs are thosewhich have giant H II regions or H II complexes, where bursts of starformation take place on enhanced scales. On the other hand, Seyfertgalaxies and other kinds of peculiar galaxies are possibly included asminor members of KUGs. It is shown that the Kiso survey includes farmore ultraviolet-excess galaxies of fainter magnitudes than the firstMarkarian survey.
|A catalog of Markarian galaxies|
A catalog of Markarian galaxies is presented which tabulates redshifts,spectral and morphological classifications, magnitudes, infrared andradio flux densities, and over 600 references to available datapublished before January 1, 1986. Redshifts are now available for 1228objects with strong ultraviolet continua, and follow-up spectroscopicand photometric observations of Markarian galaxies have providedclassifications of 115 Seyfert 1, 43 Seyfert 2, and 137 starburst and HII-type galaxies. After a description of the Markarian survey and thecurrent catalog, a summary of the general results obtained from the datais presented. A preliminary study of the infrared properties ofMarkarian galaxies as measured by IRAS reveals a number of interestingresults, including the existence of a sample of elliptical andlenticular galaxies with appreciable infrared emission.
|KISO survey for ultraviolet-excess galaxies. IV|
Presented here are the fourth list and identification charts of theultraviolet-excess galaxies which have been detected on the multicolorplates taken with the Kiso Schmidt telescope for 10 survey fields. Inthe sky area of some 300 square degrees 752 objects are cataloged downto the photographic magnitude of about 18.
|Low-resolution spectra of KISO ultraviolet-excess galaxies|
The paper presents low-resolution spectra of 57 ultraviolet-excessgalaxies, which are analyzed by Maehara et al. (1986b). The observationwas made with the Cassegrain image-intensifier spectrograph attached tothe Okayama 188-cm telescope. The measurement was carried out with theMD-III microphotometer and the spectral tracings were plotted with theOKITAC-50/40 minicomputer in the logarithmic intensity scale. It isshown that about 85 percent of this sample exhibits conspicuous emissionlines similar to galactic H II regions or emission nebulae.
|On the relation of Markarian galaxies with Zwicky clusters. I - Data|
In the area covered by the survey of Markarian et al. (1967-1981) andthe CGCG of Zwicky et al. (1961-1968) there are 1344 Markarian galaxies,of which 597 are positioned inside the contours of Zwicky clusters. Dataon these galaxies and respective clusters are presented in differenttables, according to whether they are galaxies which are members ofclusters, or probable or possible members; projection cases areconsidered separately.
|Spectral observations of Markaryan galaxies. IV|
The results are given of spectral observations of 109 Markaryan galaxiesin lists X-XI. The radial velocities, absolute magnitudes, lineardimensions, and visual estimates of the relative intensities of theemission lines are given. Among these objects, five are identified asSeyfert galaxies: Markaryan 928, 957, 984, 1058, and 1066. The massesand mass-to-luminosity ratios are estimated for four pairs and groups ofgalaxies. A list is given of 25 Markaryan galaxies for which the authorshave not discovered emission lines.
|A morphological study of ultraviolet-excess galaxies|
A number of ultraviolet-excess galaxies have been detected during thecourse of surveys using the Kiso Schmidt telescope. In this paper, aclassification scheme is proposed for 142 selected objects on the basisof their morphological features, and the relation between themorphological type and the degree of ultraviolet excess is presented. Ingeneral, irregular galaxies with conspicuous H II regions and pairgalaxies tend to show higher degree of ultraviolet excess, while thedegree in spiral galaxies appears to range widely.
|Accurate Optical Positions for Markarian Galaxies 798-1095|
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