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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 142, 247-258

A spectrophotometric catalogue of HII galaxies[*]

C.C. Popescu 1,2 - U. Hopp 3

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1 - Max Planck Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
2 - The Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy, Str. Cutitul de Argint 5, 75212 Bucharest, Romania
3 - Universitätssternwarte München, Scheiner Str. 1, D-81679 München, Germany

Received October 25; accepted December 1, 1999


We present a spectrophotometric catalogue of 90 emission-line galaxies (ELGs) discovered during an objective - prism survey that aimed to search for dwarf galaxies within the voids (Popescu et al. 1996, 1998). The paper presents line ratios, equivalent widths and absolute fluxes for the emission-lines seen in the spectra of the galaxies. A list of newly discovered Wolf-Rayet galaxies is presented. Many objects included in the catalogue have low metallicity and the extreme cases are proposed as candidates for very low metallicity galaxies.

Key words: galaxies: compact -- galaxies: dwarf -- galaxies: abundances -- galaxies: statistics -- galaxies -- distances and redshifts -- large scale structure of Universe

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