A statistical study of the spectra of very luminous IRAS galaxies*
Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
2 Department of Physics, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300074, China
3 Department of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Graduate School, Beijing 100039, China
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Accepted: 12 June 1997
This paper presents the results of spectral observations for the largest complete sample of very luminous IRAS galaxies obtained to date. The sample consists of those 73 objects for which , and , and was extracted from the 2 Jy IRAS redshift catalog. All the spectra were obtained using the 2.16 m telescope of Beijing Astronomical Observatory during the years 1994-1996. A total of 123 galaxy spectra were obtained with spectral ranges of to and to at resolutions of and respectively. In addition to the 73 spectra for sample galaxies, we also present spectra for ten non-sample galaxies and a further 40 for the companions of sample galaxies. The data presented include nuclear spectrum and the parameters describing the emission lines, absorption lines and continua as well as DSS images and environmental parameters.
Key words: galaxies: general / infrared: galaxies / galaxies: redshifts / galaxies: statistics
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