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Optically bright active galactic nuclei in the ROSAT-Faint source catalogue
To build a large, optically bright, X-ray selected AGN sample we havecorrelated the ROSAT-FSC catalogue of X-ray sources with the USNOcatalogue limited to objects brighter than O=16.5 and then with the APSdatabase. Each of the 3212 coincidences was classified using theslitless Hamburg spectra. 493 objects were found to be extended and 2719starlike. Using both the extended objects and the galaxies known frompublished catalogues we built up a sample of 185 galaxies withO_APS<17.0 mag, which are high-probability counterparts of RASS-FSCX-ray sources. 130 galaxies have a redshift from the literature and foranother 34 we obtained new spectra. The fraction of Seyfert galaxies inthis sample is 20%. To select a corresponding sample of 144high-probability counterparts among the starlike sources we searched forvery blue objects in an APS-based color-magnitude diagram. Forty-onewere already known AGN and for another 91 objects we obtained newspectra, yielding 42 new AGN, increasing their number in the sample to83. This confirms that surveys of bright QSOs are still significantlyincomplete. On the other hand we find that, at a flux limit of 0.02count s-1 and at this magnitude, only 40% of all QSOs aredetected by ROSAT.Tables 2, 3 and 4 are only available in electronic form athttp://www.edpsciences.org

Kinematics and dynamics of the MKW/AWM poor clusters
We report 472 new redshifts for 416 galaxies in the regions of the 23poor clusters of galaxies originally identified by Morgan, Kayser, andWhite (MKW), and Albert, White, and Morgan (AWM). Eighteen of the poorclusters now have 10 or more available redshifts within 1.5/h Mpc of thecentral galaxy; 11 clusters have at least 20 available redshifts. Basedon the 21 clusters for which we have sufficient velocity information,the median velocity scale is 336 km/s, a factor of 2 smaller than foundfor rich clusters. Several of the poor clusters exhibit complex velocitydistributions due to the presence of nearby clumps of galaxies. We checkon the velocity of the dominant galaxy in each poor cluster relative tothe remaining cluster members. Significantly high relative velocities ofthe dominant galaxy are found in only 4 of 21 poor clusters, 3 of whichwe suspect are due to contamination of the parent velocity distribution.Several statistical tests indicate that the D/cD galaxies are at thekinematic centers of the parent poor cluster velocity distributions.Mass-to-light ratios for 13 of the 15 poor clusters for which we havethe required data are in the range 50 less than or = M/LB(0)less than or = 200 solar mass/solar luminosity. The complex nature ofthe regions surrounding many of the poor clusters suggests that thesegroupings may represent an early epoch of cluster formation. Forexample, the poor clusters MKW7 and MKWS are shown to be gravitationallybound and likely to merge to form a richer cluster within the nextseveral Gyrs. Eight of the nine other poor clusters for which simpletwo-body dynamical models can be carried out are consistent with beingbound to other clumps in their vicinity. Additional complex systems withmore than two gravitationally bound clumps are observed among the poorclusters.

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Constellation:Canes Venatici
Right ascension:12h59m39.30s
Aparent dimensions:0.813′ × 0.813′

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