Volume 387, Number 1, May III 2002
|Page(s)||1 - 7|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||15 May 2002|
Serendipitous detection of galaxies behind the Milky Way from the DENIS survey *,**
CRAL-Observatoire de Lyon, 69561 Saint-Genis Laval Cedex, France
2 Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, 98 bis Bld Arago, 75014 Paris, France
3 Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Dept. Fresnel, 06304 Nice Cedex, France
4 European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19, Chile
5 Institut für Astronomie, Innsbruck University, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
6 Observatoire de Paris, 61 Av. de l'Observatoire, 75014 Paris, France
7 Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 5 place Jules-Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France
Corresponding author: I. Vauglin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 31 January 2002
A search has been undertaken at Lyon Observatory to identify, by eye, galaxy candidates at galactic latitudes lower than ±15 degrees on the DENIS J and K-band images. This paper presents a list of 2028 objects that were serendipitously detected throughout the DENIS survey. Cross-identification with galaxy entries in the LEDA Database has been performed. Comparison with the second release of the 2MASS survey led to a satisfactory agreement of J band magnitudes (std. dev. = 0.3 mag). The distribution of galaxy candidates along the Galactic Plane shows a concentration near the galactic longitude . As a by product of this inspection of J and K images some interesting galactic objects were found (star clusters and nebulae).
Key words: galaxies: general / infrared: galaxies / large-scale structure of Universe / catalogs / surveys / dust, extinction
© ESO, 2002
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