Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 141, Number 3, February I 2000
|Page(s)||469 - 490|
|Published online||15 February 2000|
HI observations of nearby galaxies
I. The first list of the Karachentsev catalog
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, D-53121 Bonn, Germany
2 Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N. Arkhyz, KChR, 357147, Russia
3 Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University, Kiev, Ukraine
4 Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstraße, D-85740 Garching bei München, Germany
Accepted: 16 November 1999
We present HI observations of the galaxies in the first list of the Karachentsev catalog of previously unknown nearby dwarf galaxies (Karachentseva & Karachentsev 1998). This survey covers all known nearby galaxy groups within the Local Volume (i.e. within 10 Mpc) and their environment, that is about 25% of the total sky. A total of 257 galaxies have been observed with a detection rate of 60%. We searched a frequency band corresponding to heliocentric radial velocities from -470 km s-1 to ~+4000 km s-1. Non-detections are either due to limited coverage in radial velocity, confusion with Local HI (mainly in the velocity range -140 km s-1 to +20 km s-1), or lack of sensitivity for very weak emission. 25% of the detected galaxies are located within the Local Volume. Those galaxies are dwarf galaxies judged by their optical linear diameter (1.4 ± 0.2 kpc on the average), their mean total HI mass (4.6 107 ), and their observed linewidths (39 km s-1).
Key words: galaxies: distances and redshifts; dwarf; fundamental parameters; general
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