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Astron. Astrophys. 341, 355-356 (1999)

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Research Note

New probable companions to M 31 found on the POSS-II

I.D. Karachentsev 1 and V.E. Karachentseva 2

1 Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N. Arkhyz, KChR, 357247, Russia
2 Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University, Observatorna 3, 254053 Kiev, Ukraine

Received 11 September 1998 / Accepted 9 October 1998


We present data on four probable dwarf galaxies found in a wide vicinity of M 31 on the POSS-II film copies. Two of them,the Cassiopeia and Pegasus dwarfs, have are already been confirmed to be real companions of M 31.

Key words: galaxies: dwarf – galaxies: individual: Cassiopea dwarf – galaxies: individual: Pegasus dwarf – galaxies: local group

© European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1999

Online publication: December 4, 1998