The Hamburg/SAO Survey for Emission-Line Galaxies, III. The Third List of 81 Galaxies

Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement 142, 417

U. Hopp [1], D. Engels [2], R.F. Green [3], A.V. Ugryumov [4], Y.I. Izotov [5], H.-J. Hagen [2], A.Y. Kniazev [4], V.A. Lipovetsky [4], S.A. Pustilnik [4], N. Brosch [6], J. Masegosa [7], J.-M. Martin [8], I. Marquez [7]

  1. Universitätssternwarte München, Scheiner Str. 1, D-81679 München, Germany
  2. Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, D-21029 Hamburg, Germany
  3. National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Tucson, AZ, 85726-6732, USA
  4. Special Astrophysical Observatory, Nizhnij Arkhyz, Karachai-Circessia, 357147, Russia
  5. Main Astronomical Observatory, Goloseevo, Kiev-127, 03680, Ukraine
  6. Wise Observatory, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel
  7. Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, CSIC, Aptdo. 3004, 18080, Granada, Spain
  8. Departement de Radioastronomie ARPEGES, Observatoire de Paris, F-92195 Meudon Cedex, France


We present the third list with results of the Hamburg/SAO Survey for Emission-Line Galaxies (HSS therein, SAO - Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia). This survey is based on the digitized objective-prism photoplate database of the Hamburg Quasar Survey (HQS). Here, we present new spectroscopic results of candidates which were obtained in 1998 with the 2.1m KPNO and the 2.2m Calar Alto telescopes. All candidates are selected in the declination band +35 to +40 degrees.

The follow-up spectroscopy with the 2m class telescopes confirmed 85 emission-line objects out of 113 observed candidates and allowed their quantitative spectral classification. For 80 of them, the redshifts are determined for the first time. For 5 previously known ELGs, line ratios are presented for the first time. We could classify 55 out of the 85 emission-line objects as BCG/HII galaxies or probable BCGs, 4 - as QSOs, 6 - as Seyfert galaxies, 1 - as super-association in a subluminous spiral galaxy, and 11 are low-excitation objects - either starburst nuclear (SBN), or dwarf amorphous nuclei starburst galaxies (DANS). We could not classify 8 ELGs. Further, for 8 more galaxies we did not detect any significant emission lines.

Key words: surveys -- galaxies: fundamental parameters -- galaxies: distances and redshifts -- galaxies: starburst -- galaxies: compact

Contact: Dieter Engels.

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