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|Rotational Widths for Use in the Tully-Fisher Relation. I. Long-Slit Spectroscopic Data|
We present new long-slit Hα spectroscopy for 403 noninteractingspiral galaxies, obtained at the Palomar Observatory 5 m Hale telescope,which is used to derive well-sampled optical rotation curves. Becausemany of the galaxies show optical emission features that aresignificantly extended along the spectrograph slit, a technique wasdevised to separate and subtract the night sky lines from the galaxyemission. We exploit a functional fit to the rotation curve to identifyits center of symmetry; this method minimizes the asymmetry in thefinal, folded rotation curve. We derive rotational widths using bothvelocity histograms and the Polyex model fit. The final rotational widthis measured at a radius containing 83% of the total light as derivedfrom I-band images. In addition to presenting the new data, we use alarge sample of 742 galaxies for which both optical long-slit and radioH I line spectroscopy are available to investigate the relation betweenthe H I content of the disks and the extent of their rotation curves.Our results show that the correlation between those quantities, which iswell established in the case of H I-poor galaxies in clusters, ispresent also in H I-normal objects: for a given optical size, starformation can be traced farther out in the disks of galaxies with largerH I mass.
|Galaxy coordinates. II. Accurate equatorial coordinates for 17298 galaxies|
Using images of the Digitized Sky Survey we measured coodinates for17298 galaxies having poorly defined coordinates. As a control, wemeasured with the same method 1522 galaxies having accurate coordinates.The comparison with our own measurements shows that the accuracy of themethod is about 6 arcsec on each axis (RA and DEC).
|Total magnitude, radius, colour indices, colour gradients and photometric type of galaxies|
We present a catalogue of aperture photometry of galaxies, in UBVRI,assembled from three different origins: (i) an update of the catalogueof Buta et al. (1995) (ii) published photometric profiles and (iii)aperture photometry performed on CCD images. We explored different setsof growth curves to fit these data: (i) The Sersic law, (ii) The net ofgrowth curves used for the preparation of the RC3 and (iii) A linearinterpolation between the de Vaucouleurs (r(1/4) ) and exponential laws.Finally we adopted the latter solution. Fitting these growth curves, wederive (1) the total magnitude, (2) the effective radius, (3) the colourindices and (4) gradients and (5) the photometric type of 5169 galaxies.The photometric type is defined to statistically match the revisedmorphologic type and parametrizes the shape of the growth curve. It iscoded from -9, for very concentrated galaxies, to +10, for diffusegalaxies. Based in part on observations collected at the Haute-ProvenceObservatory.
|KISO survey for ultraviolet-excess galaxies. VIII|
The eighth list and identification charts of the UV-excess galaxieswhich have been detected on the multi-color plates taken with the KisoSchmidt telescope for 10 survey fields are presented. In the sky area ofsome 300 square degrees, 313 objects are cataloged down to thephotographic magnitude of about 17.5.
|Radio structures of Seyfert galaxies. I|
Radio maps of 10 Seyfert and Seyfert-like galaxies have been made withthe Very Large Array at 4.885 GHz. The radio sources have overall linearextents in the range 0.8 to 5.7 kpc, with most near 1 or 2 kpc, a scaleclose to that of the forbidden line region (FLR). For at least twogalaxies (NGC 1068 and NGC 5548) the radio structure is triple, with twocomponents straddling the optical continuum nucleus and the thirdcoincident with it. A third example of a double radio source in aSeyfert galaxy is Mrk 3. Although the SW component in NGC 1068 may beassociated with a group of young stars, the structures of NGC 5548 andMrk 3 suggest that conditions suitable for ejection of double radiosources exist in the nuclei of some active spiral and S0 galaxies, aswell as ellipticals. Implications of the present results for models ofsuperluminally expanding radio sources and radio-quiet quasars arebriefly noted.
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