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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 124, Number 3, September 1997
Page(s) 559 - 571
Published online 15 September 1997
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1997206

A&A Supplement Ser., Vol. 124, September 1997, 559-571

Received November 12; accepted December 16, 1996

Revised photometric distances to nearby dwarf galaxies in the IC 342/Maffei complex

I. Karachentsev tex2html_wrap523 - I. Drozdovsky tex2html_wrap525 - S. Kajsin tex2html_wrap523 - L.O. Takalo tex2html_wrap529 - P. Heinämäki tex2html_wrap529 - M. Valtonen tex2html_wrap529

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tex2html_wrap535  Special Astrophysical Observatory, N.Arkhyz, Stavropolski Kraj 357147, Russia
tex2html_wrap537  Astronomical Institute, St.-Petersburg State University, Petrodvoretz 198904, Russia
tex2html_wrap539  Tuorla Observatory, Turku, Finland


The results of DAOPHOT photometry of several hundred stars in five irregular galaxies are presented using V and I CCD frames, obtained with the Nordic Optical Telescope under a 0.6 arcsec seeing. Based on the brightest blue and red stars we estimate the following distances to the galaxies: 3.2 Mpc for UGCA 105, 2.6 Mpc for UGCA 86, 1.8 Mpc for UGCA 92, 1.7 Mpc for NGC 1569, and 1.7 Mpc for Cas 1. The problem of membership of the galaxies to the IC 342/Maffei complex is briefly discussedgif.

keywords: galaxies: irregular -- galaxies: distances -- galaxies: stellar content

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