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2002ApJS..141...61G The Properties of Satellite Galaxies in External Systems. I. Morphology and Structural Parameters C. M. Gutierrez Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain; cgc@ll.iac.es M. Azzaro Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Apartado 321, E-38700 Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain and F. Prada Centro Astronomico Hispano-Aleman, Apartado 511, E-04080 Almeria, Spain Received 2001 November 12; accepted 2002 January 25 ABSTRACT We present the first results of an ongoing project to study the morphological, kinematical, dynamical, and chemical properties of satellite galaxies of external giant spiral galaxies. The sample of objects has been selected from the catalog by Zaritsky et al. The paper analyzes the morphology and structural parameters of a subsample of 60 such objects. The satellites span a great variety of morphologies and surface brightness profiles. About two-thirds of the sample are spirals and irregulars, the remaining third being early-types. Some cases showing interaction between pairs of satellites are presented and briefly discussed. Subject headings: galaxies: fundamental parameters - galaxies: general - galaxies: structure
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