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HI Bright Galaxies in the Southern Zone of Avoidance
P. A. Henning ; L. Staveley-Smith ; R. D. Ekers ; A. J. Green ; R. F. Haynes ; S. Juraszek ; M. J. Kesteven ; B. Koribalski ; R. C. Kraan-Korteweg ; R. M. Price ; E. M. Sadler ; A. Schroeder ;
Date 17 Mar 2000
Subject astro-ph
AbstractA blind survey for HI bright galaxies in the southern Zone of Avoidance, (212 deg < l < 36 deg; |b| < 5 deg), has been made with the 21 cm multibeam receiver on the Parkes 64 m radiotelescope. The survey, sensitive to normal spiral galaxies to a distance of about 40 Mpc and more nearby dwarfs, detected 110 galaxies. Of these, 67 have no counterparts in the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. In general, the uncataloged galaxies lie behind thicker obscuration than do the cataloged objects. All of the newly-discovered galaxies have HI flux integrals more than an order of magnitude lower than the Circinus galaxy. The survey recovers the Puppis cluster and foreground group (Kraan-Korteweg & Huchtmeier 1992), and the Local Void remains empty. The HI mass function derived for the sample is satisfactorily fit by a Schechter function with parameters alpha = 1.51 +- 0.12, Phi* = 0.006 +- 0.003, and log M* = 9.7 +- 0.10.
Source arXiv, astro-ph/0003245
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