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1999MNRAS.307L..37K - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 307, L37-L40 (1999/August-3)

Cam A: a new dwarf low-surface-brightness galaxy on the Local Group outskirts ?


Abstract (from CDS):

We present a deep I-band image of the nearby dwarf irregular galaxy Cam A obtained with the Nordic Optical Telescope with 0.6-arcsec seeing (FWHM). The distance to Cam A, DMW=1.9Mpc, is estimated from the tip of the red giant branch seen at I=22.8±0.2mag. The youngest stellar population of the galaxy seems to be of age about 100Myr. Relying on its barycentric distance, DLG=1.6Mpc, Cam A may be considered as a new probable peripheral member of the Local Group, or a member of the small group situated between the IC 342/Maffei group and the Local Group.

Abstract Copyright: 1999, Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: individual: Cam A - Local Group - galaxies: stellar content

Simbad objects: 9

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