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Volume 405, Number 3, July III 2003
Page(s) 951 - 957
Section Galactic structure and dynamics
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20030706

A&A 405, 951-957 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20030706

New optical velocities of nearby dwarf LSB galaxies

D. I. Makarov1, 2, I. D. Karachentsev1 and A. N. Burenkov1, 2

1  Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N. Arkhyz, KChR, 369167, Russia
2  Isaac Newton Institute of Chile, SAO Branch, Russia

(Received 11 February 2003 / Accepted 16 April 2003 )

We present radial velocities for nearby dwarf galaxy candidates found by Karachentseva & Karachentsev (1998) on the POSS-II films. Out of 118 observed objects, 88 have been detected in the H $_{\alpha}$ line. Their median radial velocity is 1750 km s -1. A quarter of the galaxies belong to the Local Volume, having corrected radial velocities $V_{\rm LG} < 500$ km s -1. Some of them are members of the nearby groups around Maffei/IC 342, M 81, and NGC 6946.

Key words: galaxies: dwarf

Offprint request: D. Makarov, dim@sao.ru

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