Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 124, Number 3, September 1997
|Page(s)||559 - 571|
|Published online||15 September 1997|
Revised photometric distances to nearby dwarf galaxies in the IC 342/Maffei complex*
Special Astrophysical Observatory, N.Arkhyz, Stavropolski Kraj 357147, Russia
2 Astronomical Institute, St.-Petersburg State University, Petrodvoretz 198904, Russia
3 Tuorla Observatory, Turku, Finland
Send offprint request to: L.O. Takalo
Accepted: 16 December 1996
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 discussed.
Key words: galaxies: irregular / galaxies: distances / galaxies: stellar content
Tables 2 to 6 are only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (220.127.116.11) or via http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Abstract.html
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