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2005A&A...430...67F The orientation parameters and rotation curves of 15 spiral galaxies A. M. Fridman, V. L. Afanasiev, S. N. Dodonov, O. V. Khoruzhii, A. V. Moiseev, O. K. Sil'chenko and A. V. Zasov Received 13 December 2002 / Accepted 1 September 2004 We analyzed ionized gas motion and disk orientation parameters for 15 spiral galaxies. Their velocity fields were measured with the H {alpha} emission line by using the Fabry-Perot interferometer at the 6 m telescope of SAO RAS. Special attention is paid to the problem of estimating the position angle of the major axis (PA_0_) and the inclination (i) of a disk, which strongly affect the derived circular rotation velocity. We discuss and compare different methods of obtaining these parameters from kinematic and photometric observations, taking into account the presence of regular velocity (brightness) perturbations caused by spiral density waves. It is shown that the commonly used method of tilted rings may lead to systematic errors in the estimation of orientation parameters (and hence of circular velocity) being applied to galaxies with an ordered spiral structure. Instead we recommend using an assumption of constancy of i and PA_0_ along a radius, to estimate these parameters. For each galaxy of our sample we present monochromatic H {alpha}- and continuum maps, velocity fields of ionized gas, and the mean rotation curves in the frame of a model of pure circular gas motion. Significant deviations from circular motion with amplitudes of several tens of km s^-1^ (or higher) are found in almost all galaxies. The character and possible nature of the non-circular motion are briefly discussed. Keywords: galaxies: kinematics and dynamics, galaxies: spiral
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