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Hubble Space Telescope STIS Spectroscopy of the Lyα Emission Line in the Central Dominant Galaxies in A426, A1795, and A2597: Constraints on Clouds in the Intracluster Medium
We report on HST STIS spectra of the Lyα emission in the centraldominant galaxies in three rich clusters of galaxies. We find evidencefor a population of clouds in the intracluster medium. We detect 10Lyα absorption systems toward the nucleus of NGC 1275 with columnsof N(HI)~1012-1014 cm-2. These columnswould not have been detected in the 21 cm line but are easily detectedin the Lyα line. Most of the absorption features are located inthe broad wings of the emission line. The detected absorption featuresare most consistent with associated nuclear absorption systems. There isvery little nuclear absorption at the systemic velocity in NGC 1275[feature 8 contains N(HI)~3×1012 cm-2]. Thisimplies that the large columns detected in the 21 cm line toward theparsec-scale radio source avoid the line of sight to the nucleus. Thisgas may be located in a circumnuclear disk or torus. We detect at leastone and possibly two absorption features toward the extended Lyαin A426. We do not detect Lyα absorption toward the extendedLyα emission in A1795 and A2597 with upper limitsN(HI)~1013 cm-2 for optically thin absorbers. Ourdata constrain the covering factor of any high column density gas[N(HI)>1015 cm-2] in the ICM to be less than25%. Our results suggest that the lack of observedintermediate-temperature gas is not explained by obscuration. Inaddition, the low columns of gas on ~100 kpc scales in the ICM suggestthat (1) the rate at which cold gas accumulates in the ICM on thesescales is very low and (2) the dense nebulae in the central ~10 kpc musthave cooled or been deposited in situ.Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope,obtained at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated bythe Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., underNASA contract NAS 5-26555. These observations are associated withprogram 8107.

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).

The galaxy cluster Abell 426 (Perseus). A catalogue of 660 galaxy positions, isophotal magnitudes and morphological types
We present a homogeneous catalogue of galaxies in the field of thenearby galaxy cluster A 426 (Perseus) based on a survey of digitisedSchmidt plates taken with the Tautenburg 2 m telescope in the B band.Accurate positions, morphological types, B25 isophotalmagnitudes, angular radii and position angles are given for 660 galaxieswithin a field of about 10 square-degrees, centred on alpha = 3() h 21()min, delta = 41degr 33' (J2000). When available, the radial velocity andthe most common name taken from NED or PGC are included. The cataloguecomprises galaxies brighter than B25~19.5. The estimatedlimit of completeness is B25~18. Two thirds of the galaxiesare published for the first time. The galaxy positions are measured witha mean accuracy of 0farcs5 , the photometric accuracy is of the order of0.1 to 0.2 mag depending on image crowding and galaxy shape.Morphological properties were evaluated from the visual inspections ofboth deep images obtained from the digital co-addition of a large numberof plates and higher-resolution images from single plates taken undergood seeing conditions. The superimposed images unveil faint structuresdown to mu_B ~ 27 mag arcsec(-2) . The catalogue is applied to a studyof statistical properties of the galaxies in A 426: projecteddistribution of morphological types, segregation of morphological types,position of the cluster centre, distribution of galaxy position angles,type-dependent luminosity functions, and total B-luminosity of the thecluster. In agreement with previous studies, we find a relativespiral-deficiency in the central region (r <~ 30'). The percentage ofidentified S+Irr increases, however, increases from 30% in the centre tomore than 50% in the outer parts. The projected distributions of early-and late-type galaxies are not co-centred. The total luminosity of allsupposed member galaxies in the surveyed area is estimated to(6.5+/-0.9)\ 10(12) x h50(-2) blue solar luminosities. We donot analyse in detail possible substructures in the projecteddistribution of galaxies. However, we found a pronounced clump ofgalaxies at alpha (J2000.0) = 3() h20fm4 , delta (J2000.0) = 43degr4 ',which is shown to be a background cluster at z~ 0.050. The catalogue isonly available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp tocdsarc.u-strasbg.fr ( or viahttp://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Abstract.html } \fnmsep \thanks{ Based onobservations made with the 2\,m telescope of the ThüringerLandessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany, and with the 2.2\,m telescope ofthe German-Spanish Astronomical Centre, Calar Alto, Spain.

General study of group membership. II - Determination of nearby groups
We present a whole sky catalog of nearby groups of galaxies taken fromthe Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database. From the 78,000 objects in thedatabase, we extracted a sample of 6392 galaxies, complete up to thelimiting apparent magnitude B0 = 14.0. Moreover, in order to considersolely the galaxies of the local universe, all the selected galaxieshave a known recession velocity smaller than 5500 km/s. Two methods wereused in group construction: a Huchra-Geller (1982) derived percolationmethod and a Tully (1980) derived hierarchical method. Each method gaveus one catalog. These were then compared and synthesized to obtain asingle catalog containing the most reliable groups. There are 485 groupsof a least three members in the final catalog.

Objective prism survey of emission-line galaxies. IV
The results of an objective prism survey of emission-line galaxies usingthe Beijing Observatory 60-cm Schmidt are given. The survey includes 100emission-line objects, of which 96 are emission-line galaxies, 3 areplanetary nebulae and 1 is an emission-line star. Of the emission-linegalaxies, 69-72 percent are of types s or sd; 27-28 percent are of typesd and ds. In addition to 4 known Seyfert galaxies, there are at least 5probable Seyferts. Twenty-three of the objects are IRAS sourcescharacterized by strong emission phenomena.

Low-dispersion spectra of emission-line galaxies
Spectroscopic observations of 57 emission-line objects (including 51galaxies) are reported, continuing the survey described by Liu et al.(1985). The data were obtained in 80-min exposures on hypersensitizedIIIa-J plates using 5.3-deg and 2-deg objective prisms on the Schmidttelescope at Beijing Astronomical Observatory; the limiting B magnitudewas 18 mag. The data are presented in tables and briefly characterized.

Redshift-magnitude bands and the evolution of galaxies. I - New observations
Well-defined samples of galaxy redshifts and magnitudes for the Perseusand A1367 clusters are obtained from a combination of new and existingobservations. For the Perseus cluster, identifications, 1950 positions,distance from cluster center in degrees, mp and V(6)magnitudes, redshifts corrected for earth orbital and galactic rotation,and comments are provided. Information for the 50 central A1367 galaxiesincludes identification, mp, redshift and redshift source,morphology, and comments.

Dynamics of the Perseus Cluster of Galaxies
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Right ascension:03h19m55.20s
Aparent dimensions:1.122′ × 0.631′

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