A list of new nearby dwarf galaxy candidates*
Visiting astronomer, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, an der Sternwarte, 16 D-14482, Potsdam, Germany
2 Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University, Observatorna, 3, 254053, Kiev, Ukraine
3 Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N.Arkhyz, Stavropolsky Kraj, 357147, Russia
Accepted: 29 May 1997
To increase completeness of the distance limited sample of nearby galaxies from the the Kraan-Korteweg & Tammann (1979) catalogue we undertook a search for small companions of larger known galaxies which have corrected radial velocities within 500 km/s. Based primarely on the POSS-II and ESO/SERC films we found 260 nearby dwarf galaxy candidates with angular diameters arcmin. More than 50% of the objects were revealed for the first time. As we suppose, a significant part of them (about 30%) may really belong to the Local Volume sample.
Key words: galaxies: distances and redshifts / galaxies: irregular
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