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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 145, 415-423

Dwarf galaxy candidates found on the SERC EJ sky survey

I.D. Karachentsev 1 - V.E. Karachentseva 2 - A.A. Suchkov 3 - E.K. Grebel 4,5[*]

1 - Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N. Arkhyz, KChR, 369167, Russia
2 - Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University 04053, Observatorna 3, Kiev, Ukraine
3 - Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, U.S.A.
4 - Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195-1580, U.S.A.
5 - Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Königstuhl 17, D-69117, Heidelberg, Germany

Received May 19; accepted June 17, 2000


We inspected a sky region with declination range of [ $0\hbox{$^\circ$ }$, $-18\hbox{$^\circ$ }$] based on the SERC EJ plate copies. As a result a list of 50 nearby dwarf galaxy candidates with angular diameters $\geq 0\hbox{$.\mkern-4mu^\prime$ }5$is presented. Most of the galaxies have low and very low surface brightness. More than 60% of the objects are detected for the first time.

Key words: dwarf galaxies

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