Spectroscopy of KISS emission-line galaxy candidates. I. MDM observations

Gary Wegner, John J. Salzer, Anna Jangren, Caryl Ann Gronwall, Jason Melbourne

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Abstract

Spectroscopic observations for 351 emission-line galaxy candidates from the KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey (KISS) have been obtained using the MDM Observatory 2.4 m telescope on Kitt Peak. KISS is an ongoing wide-field objective-prism survey for extragalactic emission-line objects, which has cataloged over 2200 emission-line galaxy (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. The procedure for selecting the ELG candidates in KISS is found to be very reliable: 95% of the candidates in this sample are verified to have emission lines. A comparison of objective-prism survey data - redshifts, Hα line fluxes, and equivalent widths - with the long-slit measurements shows good overall agreement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2373-2392
Number of pages20
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume125
Issue number5 1769
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

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Wegner, Gary ; Salzer, John J. ; Jangren, Anna ; Gronwall, Caryl Ann ; Melbourne, Jason. / Spectroscopy of KISS emission-line galaxy candidates. I. MDM observations. In: Astronomical Journal. 2003 ; Vol. 125, No. 5 1769. pp. 2373-2392.
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Wegner, G, Salzer, JJ, Jangren, A, Gronwall, CA & Melbourne, J 2003, 'Spectroscopy of KISS emission-line galaxy candidates. I. MDM observations', Astronomical Journal, vol. 125, no. 5 1769, pp. 2373-2392. https://doi.org/10.1086/374631

Spectroscopy of KISS emission-line galaxy candidates. I. MDM observations. / Wegner, Gary; Salzer, John J.; Jangren, Anna; Gronwall, Caryl Ann; Melbourne, Jason.

In: Astronomical Journal, Vol. 125, No. 5 1769, 01.05.2003, p. 2373-2392.

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