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|Discovery of Water Maser Emission in Five AGNs and a Possible Correlation Between Water Maser and Nuclear 2-10 keV Luminosities|
We report the discovery of water maser emission in five active galacticnuclei (AGNs) with the 100 m Green Bank Telescope (GBT). The positionsof the newly discovered masers, measured with the VLA, are consistentwith the optical positions of the host nuclei to within 1 σ (0.3"radio and 1.3" optical) and most likely mark the locations of theembedded central engines. The spectra of three sources, 2MASXJ08362280+3327383, NGC 6264, and UGC 09618 NED02, display thecharacteristic spectral signature of emission from an edge-on accretiondisk with maximum orbital velocity of ~700, ~800, and ~1300 kms-1, respectively. We also present a GBT spectrum of apreviously known source, Mrk 0034, and interpret the narrow Dopplercomponents reported here as indirect evidence that the emissionoriginates in an edge-on accretion disk with orbital velocity of ~500 kms-1. We obtained a detection rate of 12% (5 out of 41) amongSeyfert 2 and LINER systems with 10,000 kms-1
|Stellar populations in local star-forming galaxies - I. Data and modelling procedure|
We present an analysis of the integrated properties of the stellarpopulations in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) Survey ofHα-selected galaxies. In this paper, the first of a series, wedescribe in detail the techniques developed to model star-forminggalaxies using a mixture of stellar populations, and taking into accountthe observational uncertainties. We assume a recent burst of starformation superimposed on a more evolved population. The effects of thenebular continuum, line emission and dust attenuation are taken intoaccount. We also test different model assumptions, including the choiceof specific evolutionary synthesis model, initial mass function, starformation scenario and the treatment of dust extinction. Quantitativetests are applied to determine how well these models fit ourmultiwavelength observations for the UCM sample. Our observations spanthe optical and near-infrared, including both photometric andspectroscopic data. Our results indicate that extinction plays a keyrole in this kind of study, revealing that low- and high-obscuredobjects may require very different extinction laws and must be treateddifferently. We also demonstrate that the UCM Survey galaxies are bestdescribed by a short burst of star formation occurring within aquiescent galaxy, rather than by continuous star formation. A detaileddiscussion on the inferred parameters, such as the age, burst strength,metallicity, star formation rate, extinction and total stellar mass forindividual objects, is presented in Paper II of this series.
|Optical photometry of the UCM lists I and II. II. B band surface photometry and morphological discussion|
We present Johnson B surface photometry for the UCM Survey galaxies.One-dimensional bulge-disk decomposition is attempted, discussing onfitting functions and computational procedures. The results from thisdecomposition, jointly with concentration indices and an asymmetrycoefficient, are employed to study the morphological properties of thesegalaxies. We also compare our results with the previous morphologicalclassification established using Gunn r imaging data and with othersamples of galaxies. No major statistical differences in morphology arefound between red and blue data, although some characteristics such assize and luminosity concentration vary. We find a correlation betweenluminosity and size. Several parameters are used to segregate theobjects according to their morphological type. Tables 2 and 3 are alsoavailable in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp tocdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (22.214.171.124) or viahttp://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?J/A+A/365/370
|Optical photometry of the UCM Lists I and II I. The data|
We present Johnson B CCD photometry for the whole sample of galaxies ofthe Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) Survey Lists I and II. Theyconstitute a well-defined and complete sample of galaxies in the LocalUniverse with active star formation. The data refer to 191 S0 to Irrgalaxies at an averaged redshift of 0.027, and complement the alreadypublished Gunn r, J and K photometries. In this paper the observationaland reduction features are discussed in detail, and the new colourinformation is combined to search for clues on the properties of thegalaxies, mainly by comparing our sample with other surveys. Tables 1and 3 are also available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftpto cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (126.96.36.199) or viahttp://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Abstract.html}
|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).
|Survey for Emission-Line Galaxies: Universidad Complutense de Madrid List 2|
A low-dispersion objective-prism survey for low-redshift emission-linegalaxies (ELGs) is being carried out by the Universidad Complutense deMadrid with the Schmidt telescope at the German-Spanish Observatory ofCalar Alto (Almeria, Spain). A 4^deg^ full-aperture prism, whichprovides a dispersion of 1950 A mm^-1^, and IIIa-F emulsion combinationhas been used to search for ELGs selected by the presence of Hαemission in their spectra. A compilation of descriptions and positions,along with finding charts, is presented for 103 emission-line objects.This is the second list, which contains objects located in a region ofthe sky covering 201.4 deg^2^ in seven fields near α = 15^h^ andδ = 25^deg^.
|Photometric and morphological analysis of UCM galaxies. II. Statistical results and interpretation.|
We present the results of Thuan & Gunn r CCD imaging observations ofthe Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) sample of emission-linegalaxies (ELGs) selected by the presence of Hα emission in lowresolution objective-prism spectra. In this work, a total of 212 objectsfrom the UCM survey have been photometrically and morphologicallycharacterized. In a previous paper, the observations, basic reductionsand morphological classification for the UCM objects were presented.Here, we analyse the statistical properties of the sample and theirinterpretations. The main results obtained are as follows: (1) Oursurvey is specially effective in the detection of ELGs smaller and lessluminous than normal spirals (the median values of the UCM sample areM_r_=-20.6 and D_24_=19.4kpc, for H_0_=50km/s/Mpc). (2) The samplepresents a very heterogeneous morphological population of galaxies.There is a clear predominance of late-type galaxies, with 66% being Sbor later. (3) We have found a set of galaxies specially interesting. Inparticular, we propose 9 candidates to BCD (blue compact dwarf galaxy),five of them previously unknown. (4) About 10% of the ELGs of the sampleshow typical parameters of S0 types, and in the subsample of 16 UCMinteracting galaxies, 25% are S0 type galaxies. (5) In the set of UCMgalaxies inside the Coma cluster, 71% exhibit Hubble types Sb or later.
|Observations of a complete sample of Hα emission-line galaxies. Long-slit spectroscopy of galaxies in UCM lists 1 and 2.|
Spectroscopic observations for the full sample of Hα emission-linegalaxy candidates (ELGs) from the Universidad Complutense de Madridobjective-prism survey Lists 1 and 2 have been obtained in order toinvestigate fully the properties of the survey constituents as well asthe selection characteristics and completeness limits of the surveyitself. The spectroscopic data include redshifts, line fluxes,equivalent widths, emission-line ratios, optical reddening estimates andsynthesized color indexes. We find that 74% of the objects in thissample do exhibit emission lines. We compare our observational data withparameters given in the published survey lists in order to assess theusefulness of the latter. The different emission-line galaxies have beenclassified according to their spectra in several groups. Gray-scaleimages of the CCD spectra near the main emission lines, spatial profilesat the continuum and the line for [OIII] λ5007 and Hαlines, as well as plots of the coadded spectra of selected galaxies arepresented, and a number of peculiar objects are described.
|Photometric and morphological analysis of UCM galaxies. I. Observations and reductions. Morphological classifications.|
We present the results of Thuan & Gunn r CCD imaging observations ofthe Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) sample of emission-linegalaxies (ELGs), selected by the presence of Hα emission inlow-resolution objective prism spectra. In this work we characterizephotometrically and morphologically a total of 212 objects from the UCMsurvey. This Paper presents the observations and basic reductions, andlists a set of photometric parameters calculated for each UCM object. Inaddition, for the first time in a ELGs sample, we have determined themorphological classification of the objects using simultaneously fivedifferent criteria.
|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.
|Survey of emission-line galaxies: Universidad Complutense de Madrid list|
A low-dispersion objective-prism survey for low-redshift emission-linegalaxies (ELGs) is being carried out by the University Complutense deMadrid with the Schmidt telescope at the German-Spanish Observatory ofCalar Alto (Almeria, Spain). A 4 deg full aperture prism, which providesa dispersion of 1950 A/mm, and IIIaF emulsion combination has been usedto search for ELGs selected by the presence of H-alpha emission in theirspectra. Our survey has proved to be able to recover objects alreadyfound by similar surveys with different techniques and, what is moreimportant, to discover new objects not previously cataloged. Acompilation of descriptions and positions, along with finding chartswhen necessary, is presented for 160 extragalactic emission-lineobjects. This is the first list, which contains objects located in aregion of the sky covering 270 sq deg in 10 fields near alpha =0h and delta = 20 deg.
|A survey of the Pisces-Perseus supercluster. VI - The declination zone +15.5 deg to 21.5 deg|
New results are presented of Arecibo observations in the 21 cm line of765 galaxies with declinations between 15.5 deg and 21.5 deg, in thePisces-Perseus supercluster zone. If considered independently on theneighboring parts of sky, this region, to the South of the superclusterridge, shows significantly less evidence of structure on large scales inexcess of 30 Mpc, contrasting substantially with the characteristics ofthe declination zones immediately to the North.
|IRAS observations of H-alpha selected emission-line galaxies|
We present the results of IRAS observations of the UCM (UniversidadComplutense de Madrid) sample of emission-line galaxies, which have beenselected from wide-dispersion H-alpha objective-prism plates. These dataare intended to provide a convenient summary of the relevant FIRproperties of these galaxies. Color-color diagrams, as interpreted bytheoretical models, suggest that emission from UCM galaxies is mainlydue to dust heated directly by photons emitted in active star-formingregions. Statistical analysis of some samples, including the IRASminisurvey and blue-selected objective-prism samples, have beenperformed. Comparisons, based on FIR luminosity distributions, with theIRAS minisurvey make evident the lower metallicity of the CUM galaxieswhich cannot be considered as a parent population of IRAS-detectedgalaxies.
|A 21 CM survey of the Pisces-Perseus supercluster. IV - Addenda to the declination zone 21.5 deg to 33.5 deg|
Using the 305-m Arecibo telescope, 21-cm line data on 472 disk galaxiesin the Pisces-Perseus supercluster have been obtained. Data on galaxiessmaller than 1 arcmin are presented for the declination strips coveredin previous studies (Giovanelli and Haynes, 1985 and Giovanelli et al.,1986). Tables of the 21-cm line data for this region are presented.
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