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J/AJ/130/496        KISS emission-line galaxy candidates        (Jangren+, 2005)

Spectroscopy of KISS emission-line galaxy candidates. III. A second set of MDM observations. Jangren A., Wegner G., Salzer J.J., Werk J.K., Gronwall C. <Astron. J., 130, 496-505 (2005)> =2005AJ....130..496J
ADC_Keywords: Redshifts ; Reddening ; Equivalent widths ; Spectroscopy ; Galaxies, spectra Keywords: galaxies: distances and redshifts - galaxies: Seyfert - galaxies: starburst - surveys Abstract: Spectroscopic observations for 315 emission-line galaxy (ELG) candidates from the KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey (KISS) have been obtained using the MDM Observatory 2.4m telescope on Kitt Peak. KISS is a wide-field objective-prism survey for extragalactic emission-line objects that has cataloged over 2200 ELG candidates to date. Spectroscopic follow-up observations are being carried out to study the characteristics of the survey objects. The observational data presented here include redshifts, reddening estimates, line equivalent widths, Hα line fluxes, and emission-line ratios. The galaxies have been classified based on their emission-line characteristics. Description: We obtained spectra for 315 KISS objects at the MDM 2.4m telescope over the course of three observing runs in 2002 April, 2003 April, and 2004 May. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 47 10 MDM Spectroscopic observing runs table2.dat 114 227 MDM spectroscopic data: 30° Red Survey table3.dat 114 30 MDM spectroscopic data: 43° Red Survey table4.dat 114 75 MDM spectroscopic data: 30° Blue Survey
See also: J/AJ/121/66 : KISS Hα survey list 1 (Salzer+, 2001) J/AJ/123/1292 : KISS III. [O III]-selected survey list (Salzer+, 2002) J/AJ/127/1943 : KISS Hα survey list 2 (Gronwall+, 2004) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 "YYYY-MM-DD" ObsDate Date of observation 12- 14 I3 --- Run Observing run number 16- 44 A29 --- Cond Observing conditions 46- 47 I2 --- Nspec ? Number of follow-up spectra obtained
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat table3.dat table4.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- KISS KISS survey identification number (1) 6- 10 A5 --- Field Survey field designation 12- 15 I4 --- ID Object identification number in the field 17- 19 I3 --- Run Observing run number 21 I1 --- Qual [1-3] Coarse spectral quality code (2) 23- 29 F7.5 --- z ? Redshift (3) 31- 36 F6.3 --- cHb ? Decimal reddening coefficient, c 38- 43 F6.2 0.1nm EW(OII) ? [OII](3726,29AA) equivalent width (4) 45- 50 F6.2 0.1nm EW(Hb) ? Hbeta equivalent width (4) 52- 58 F7.2 0.1nm EW(OIII) ? [OIII](5007AA) equivalent width (4) 60- 66 F7.2 0.1nm EW(Ha) ? Halpha equivalent width (4) 68- 75 F8.3 10-19W/m2 F(Ha) ? The Halpha flux (5) 77 A1 --- f_F(Ha) [3] Indicates F(Ha) obtained under non-photometric conditions 79- 85 F7.4 [-] log([OII]/Hb) ? Log of [OII]/Hbeta (6) 87- 93 F7.4 [-] log([OIII]/Hb) ? Log of [OIII]/Hbeta (6) 95-101 F7.4 [-] log([NII]/Ha) ? Log of [NII]/Halpha (6) 103-109 F7.4 [-] log([SII]/Ha) ? Log of [SII](6717,31AA)/Halpha (6) 111-114 A4 --- Type Source type (7)
Note (1): The KISS survey identification number is KISSR in Tables 2 and 3, and KISSB in Table 4. Note (2): Coarse spectral quality code, defined as follows: 1 = high-quality spectra, with high S/N emission lines and reliable emission-line ratios; 2 = spectra of lesser quality that still have reliable line ratios; 3 = low quality, usually due to the faintness of the object and/or the weakness of the emission lines. Note (3): Determined from the average of the redshifts derived from all strong emission lines. Typical formal uncertainties are 0.00010-0.00025 (30-75km/s). Note (4): In units of Angstroms. Note (5): These values should be treated with caution, since the observing conditions at MDM were not always photometric. In units of 10-16erg/s/cm2. Note (6): Reddening-corrected. Note (7): Source type, defined as follows: SBG = starburst galaxy; SY1 = Seyfert 1; SY2 = Seyfert 2; LIN = low-ionization nuclear emission region (LINER); QSO = quasi-stellar object; H II = H II region within a galaxy; Gal = non-emission-line galaxy; Star = Galactic star.
History: From electronic version of the journal References: Wegner et al., Paper I 2003AJ....125.2373W Gronwall et al., Paper II 2004AJ....128..644G
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Marianne Brouty [CDS] 26-Oct-2005
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