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A&A Supplement series, Vol. 127, February I 1998, 409-419

Received February 6; accepted May 29, 1997

A list of new nearby dwarf galaxy candidatesgif

V.E. Karachentsevatex2html_wrap1349 - I.D. Karachentsevtex2html_wrap1351

tex2html_wrap1353  Visiting astronomer, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, an der Sternwarte, 16 D-14482, Potsdam, Germany
tex2html_wrap1355  Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University, Observatorna, 3, 254053, Kiev, Ukraine
tex2html_wrap1357  Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N.Arkhyz, Stavropolsky Kraj, 357147, Russia


To increase completeness of the distance limited sample of nearby galaxies from 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 tex2html_wrap_inline1343 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.

keywords: galaxies: distances and redshifts -- galaxies: irregular

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