Institut für Astrophysik und Extraterrestrische Forschung, Universität Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121, Bonn, Germany
2 Observatoire Midi–Pyrénées, UMR5572, 14 Av. Édouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
Corresponding author: J. P. Dietrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 9 August 2002
We present a spectroscopic catalog of the neighboring massive clusters Abell 222 and Abell 223. The catalog contains the positions, redshifts, R magnitudes, color, as well as the equivalent widths for a number of lines for 183 galaxies, 153 of them belonging to the A 222 and A 223 system. We determine the heliocentric redshifts to be for A 222 and for A 223. The velocity dispersions of both clusters in the cluster restframe are about the same: km s-1 and km s-1 for A 222 and A 223, respectively. While we find evidence for substructure in the spatial distribution of A 223, no kinematic substructure can be detected. From the red cluster sequence identified in a color–magnitude–diagram we determine the luminosity of both clusters and derive mass–to–light ratios in the R–band of and . Additionally we identify a group of background galaxies at .
Key words: galaxies: clusters: general / galaxies: clusters: individual: A 222 / galaxies: clusters: individual: A 223 / galaxies: distances and redshifts / galaxies: luminosity function, mass function
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