Spectroscopy of kiss emission-line galaxy candidates. III. A second set of MDM observations

Anna Jangren, Gary Wegner, John J. Salzer, Jessica K. Werk, Caryl Ann Gronwall

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Abstract

Spectroscopic observations for 315 emission-line galaxy (ELG) candidates from the KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey (KISS) have been obtained using the MDM Observatory 2.4 m 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. The procedure for selecting the ELG candidates in KISS is found to be very reliable: 93% 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 - to the long-slit measurements shows good overall agreement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-505
Number of pages10
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume130
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

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Jangren, Anna ; Wegner, Gary ; Salzer, John J. ; Werk, Jessica K. ; Gronwall, Caryl Ann. / Spectroscopy of kiss emission-line galaxy candidates. III. A second set of MDM observations. In: Astronomical Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 130, No. 2. pp. 496-505.
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In: Astronomical Journal, Vol. 130, No. 2, 01.08.2005, p. 496-505.

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