Penetrating the “zone of avoidance”. III. A survey for obscured galaxies in the region 120° ≤ ℓ ≤ 130°, -10° ≤ b ≤ +10°
Institut für Astronomie der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstraße 25, A–6020 Innsbruck, Austria http://ast7.uibk.ac.at
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Accepted: 21 November 1995
As the third part in a series of papers on galaxies in the “zone of avoidance" (ZOA) of the Milky Way we present a compilation of 1161 galaxies discovered during a systematic search on Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) red-sensitive prints. The region searched comprises 200 square degrees, at 120° ≤ ℓ ≤ 130°, -10° ≤ b ≤ +10°. In addition to galactic, equatorial and rectangular coordinates, we list maximum and minimum optical diameters derived from both the red- and blue-sensitive prints, could assign a morphological type to some of the objects and made cross-checks with the IRAS PSC and several radio catalogues. A test for completeness suggests, that our catalogue should be complete down to a limiting galaxy-diameter of . An asymmetric distribution of the galaxies with respect to the galactic equator was found and is discussed by comparing it with the locations of optically visible dust clouds and/or the distribution of IR-emitting dust material. A comparison between the distribution of the galaxies and the IRAS intensity maps led to the identification of four possible clusterings. As a byproduct of our galaxy search, two new planetary nebulae, nebulous stars at the position of a strong cold IRAS point source, and a nearby dwarf irregular galaxy could be detected.
Key words: catalogs / (ISM): dust, extinction / Galaxy: structure / galaxies: general / galaxies: clusters of
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