The Hamburg/SAO Survey for Emission-Line Galaxies, VI. The Sixth List of 126 Galaxies

S.A. Pustilnik [1,11], D. Engels [2], V.A. Lipovetsky[1], A.Y. Kniazev[1,3], A.G. Pramskij[1,11], A.V. Ugryumov[1,11], J. Masegosa[4], Y.I. Izotov[5], F. Chaffee[6], I. Marquez[4], A.L. Teplyakova[7], U. Hopp[8], N. Brosch[9], H.-J. Hagen[2], J.-M. Martin[10]

  1. Special Astrophysical Observatory, Nizhnij Arkhyz, Karachai-Circassia, 369167, Russia
  2. Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, D-21029 Hamburg, Germany
  3. European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
  4. Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, CSIC, Aptdo. 3004, 18080, Granada, Spain
  5. Main Astronomical Observatory, Golosiiv, Kyiv-22, 03680, Ukraine
  6. Keck Observatories, Hawaii, USA
  7. Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University, Moscow
  8. Universitätssternwarte München, Scheiner Str. 1, D-81679 München, Germany
  9. Wise Observatory, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel
  10. GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, F-92195 Meudon Cedex, France
  11. Isaac Newton Institute of Chile, SAO Branch


    We present the sixth (last) list with results (Tables 4 to 8 are only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to ( or via Figures A1 to A13 will be made available only in the electronic version of the journal.) of the Hamburg/SAO Survey for Emission-Line Galaxies (HSS therein, SAO -- Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russia). The list is a result of follow-up spectroscopy conducted with the 4.5m MMT telescope in 1996, and with 2.2m CAHA and 6m SAO telescopes in 2000 to 2003. The data of this snap-shot spectroscopy survey confirmed 135 emission-line objects out of 184 observed candidates and allowed their quantitative spectral classification and redshift determination. We classify 73 emission-line objects as definite or probable blue compact or HII galaxies (BCG), 8 - as QSOs, 4 - as Seyfert 1 and 2 galaxies, 31 low-excitation objects were classified as definite or probable starburst nuclei (SBN), and 3 as dwarf amorphous nuclei starburst galaxies (DANS), and 2 as LINERs. Due to low signal-to-noise ratio we could not classify 14 ELGs (NON). Furthermore, for another 9 galaxies we did not detect any significant emission lines. For 96 emission-line galaxies, the redshifts and/or line intensities are determined for the first time. For the remaining 31 previously known ELGs we give either improved data of the line intensities or some independent measurements. The detection rate of ELGs in this part is ~70\%. This paper completes the classification of strong-lined ELGs found in the zone of the Hamburg/SAO survey. Together with previously known BCG/HII galaxies in this zone, their sample of ~500 objects is the largest one in a well bound region.

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

    Contact: Simon Pustilnik.

    Preprint (compressed PS-File, 648 Kb)