The 2MASS Tully–Fisher survey

mapping the mass in the universe

T. Hong, L. Staveley-Smith, K. Masters, C. Springob, L. Macri, B. Koribalski, H. Jones, T. Jarrett

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The 2MASS Tully–Fisher Survey (2MTF) aims to measure Tully–Fisher (TF) distances for all bright, inclined spirals in the 2mass Redshift Survey (2MRS) using high-quality HI widths and 2mass photometry. Compared with previous peculiar-velocity surveys, the 2mtf survey provides more accurate width measurements and more uniform sky coverage, combining observations with the Green Bank, Arecibo, and Parkes telescopes. With this new redshift-independent distance database, we will significantly improve our understanding of the mass distribution in the local Universe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue number289
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • galaxies: distances and redshifts
  • galaxies: spiral
  • catalogs
  • surveys

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Hong, T., Staveley-Smith, L., Masters, K., Springob, C., Macri, L., Koribalski, B., ... Jarrett, T. (2012). The 2MASS Tully–Fisher survey: mapping the mass in the universe. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 8(289), 312-315.