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 () (Kraan-Korteweg & Woudt 1994). With a 50x magnification, film copies of the SRC IIIaJ survey were systematically scanned by eye and all galaxies with 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 = with an estimated blue magnitude of = 14 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 and = 17 Both galaxies are displayed in Fig. 1.
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Online publication: September 8, 1998