Spectroscopy of KISS emission-line galaxy candidates. IV. KPNO and WIYN observations

John J. Salzer, Anna Jangren, Caryl Gronwall, Jessica K. Werk, Laura B. Chomiuk, Katherine A. Caperton, Jason Melbourne, Kerrie Mckinstry

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Spectroscopic observations for 614 emission-line galaxy (ELG) candidates from the KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey (KISS) have been obtained using the KPNO 2.1 m telescope and the WIYN 3.5m telescope. KISS is a wide-field objective-prism survey for extragalactic emission-line objects that has cataloged over 2400 ELG candidates to date. Spectroscopic follow-up observations are being carried out at several telescopes to study the characteristics of the survey objects. We present the following data derived from the KPNO spectra: redshifts, reddening estimates, line equivalent widths, Ha 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: the follow-up observations verify the presence of emission lines in 93% of the sample presented here. A comparison of objective-prism survey data - redshifts, Ha line fluxes, and equivalent widths - to the long-slit measurements shows good overall agreement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2584-2597
Number of pages14
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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