Volume 378, Number 3, November II 2001
|Page(s)||826 - 836|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||15 November 2001|
A new sample of large angular size radio galaxies
II. The optical data
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Apdo. 3004, 18080 Granada, Spain
2 National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475, USA
3 Istituto di Radioastronomia (CNR), via P. Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
4 Dipartamento di Fisica, Universitá di Bologna, via B. Pichat 6/2, 40127 Bologna, Italy
5 Departimento de Astronomía, Universitat de València, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Corresponding author: L. Lara, email@example.com
Accepted: 11 September 2001
We constructed and presented in the first paper of this series a new sample of 84 large angular size radio galaxies by selecting from the NRAO VLA Sky Survey objects with angular size ≥ , declination above and total flux density at 1.4 GHz mJy. In this paper we present optical spectra and images of those galaxies associated with the radio emission for which no redshift was known prior to our observations. Optical counterparts have been identified for all (but one) members of the sample. After our observations, a reliable spectroscopic redshift is available for 67 objects (80% ) from the sample. This paper, the second of a series of three, contributes to increase the number of well-defined samples of radio galaxies with ample spectroscopic information.
Key words: galaxies: active / galaxies: nuclei / galaxies: distances and redshifts / radio continuum: galaxies
© ESO, 2001
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