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Astron. Astrophys. 338, 8-14 (1998)

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2. Discovery of the Seyfert 1

Two of us (RKK and PAW) have been engaged in a deep optical search for galaxies behind the southern Milky Way ([FORMULA]) (Kraan-Korteweg & Woudt 1994). With a 50x magnification, film copies of the SRC IIIaJ survey were systematically scanned by eye and all galaxies with [FORMULA] were catalogued. So far, over 11000 previously unknown galaxies have been identified in this region of the sky.

The galaxy that we report on here, WKK 6092 (Woudt & Kraan-Korteweg 1998) has been classified by us as a barred, early type spiral SBa. Its observed dimensions are D x d = [FORMULA] [FORMULA] [FORMULA] with an estimated blue magnitude of [FORMULA] = 14[FORMULA] It had not been catalogued before by Lauberts (1982) nor is it listed in the IRAS Point Source Catalogue.

Approximately 1 arcmin to the east of WKK 6092, another galaxy, WKK 6103, was found. This galaxy is an early type spiral of dimensions [FORMULA] [FORMULA] [FORMULA] and [FORMULA] = 17[FORMULA] Both galaxies are displayed in Fig. 1.

[FIGURE] Fig. 1. The [FORMULA] CCD image of WKK 6092. Right Ascension and Declination (1950) are labelled. The companion WKK 6103 (R.A. = [FORMULA], Dec = [FORMULA]) is to the east of WKK 6092. The lower panel shows the same image with the stars substracted.

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