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J/MNRAS/287/472     Southern Milky Way galaxies velocities (Di Nella+ 1997)

Unveiling a connection between large-scale structures behind the southern Milky Way Di Nella H., Couch W.J., Parker Q.A., Paturel G. <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 287, 472 (1997)> =1997MNRAS.287..472D (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Galaxy catalogs ; Space velocities ; Morphology Keywords: catalogues - galaxies: distances and redshifts - large-scale structure of Universe. Abstract: A redshift survey of galaxies located in the direction of the southern Milky Way has been carried out using the FLAIR multi-objects system on the 1.2-m UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST) at the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Australia. The galaxy sample was extracted from the LEDA ( and COSMOS (Cat. J/A+AS/117/519) data bases but essentially by scanning by eye four plates of the UKST/SERC Survey in the region between the Centaurus complex and the Pavo-Indus (PI) wall. The galaxies selected have high central surface brightnesses and are distributed evenly over the whole search area. The majority of the galaxies have apparent magnitudes in the range 11.5<BJ<17. Redshifts were determined for 211 galaxies with one additional object being found to be Galactic - a planetary nebula. A highly significant density enhancement is found in the galaxy distribution at 5000km/s or 67Mpc (H0=75km/s/Mpc). This suggests that a connection exists between the Centaurus complex and the PI wall across the zone of avoidance (ZOA) associated with the Milky Way and as such could be one of the larger structures in the nearby Universe. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table3.dat 103 211 The 211 measured galaxies.
See also: VII/119 : Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC) (Paturel+ 1989) J/A+AS/117/519 : Structures around the SGP (Escalera+, 1996) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 2 I2 h RAh Right ascension (1950) 4- 5 I2 min RAm Right ascension (1950) 7- 11 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (1950) 13 A1 --- DE- Declination sign 14- 15 I2 deg DEd Declination (1950) 17- 18 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (1950) 20- 23 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (1950) 25- 35 A11 --- PGC PGC/LEDA number (Paturel et al., 1989, Cat. VII/119) 37- 51 A15 --- Name Alternative names 53- 56 F4.2 [arcmin] logD ? log of the major axis of the galaxy from LEDA database 58- 61 F4.2 --- logR ? log of the axis ratio from LEDA database 63- 67 F5.2 mag BT ? BT magnitude from LEDA database 70- 73 I4 km/s Vleda ? Heliocentric velocity 75- 79 F5.1 arcsec a ? Major axis from COSMOS database 81- 84 F4.1 arcsec b ? Minor axis from COSMOS database 86- 88 I3 deg PA ? Position angle, from COSMOS database, measured from the North to the East 90- 94 F5.2 mag BJmag ? BJ magnitude from COSMOS database 96-100 I5 km/s HVel Heliocentric velocity from this survey 101-103 A3 --- n_HVel [: ic] Notes (1)
Note (1): : indicates poor determination of the redshift c indicates a conflictual measurement against a previous one i indicates a conflictual identification.
History: * 07-Oct-1997: Prepared via OCR at CDS. * March 2000: Errors reported by H. Andernach in 1998 have been incorporated. One galaxy (PGC 0059295) was missing
(End) James Marcout, Patricia Bauer [CDS] 07-Oct-1997
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