The Durham/UKST Galaxy Redshift Survey - V. The catalogue

A. Ratcliffe*, T. Shanks, Q. A. Parker, A. Broadbent, F. G. Watson, A. P. Oates, C. A. Collins, R. Fong

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Abstract

We present the radial velocities and blue, optical magnitudes for all of the galaxies within the Durham/UKST Galaxy Redshift Survey. This catalogue consists of ∼2500 galaxy redshifts to a limiting apparent magnitude of bJ ≃ 17 mag, covering a ∼1500-deg2 area around the South Galactic Pole. The galaxies in this survey were selected from the Edinburgh/Durham Southern Galaxy Catalogue and were sampled, in order of apparent magnitude, at a rate of one galaxy in every three. The spectroscopy was performed at the 1.2-m UK Schmidt Telescope in Australia using the FLAIR multi-object spectrograph. We show that our radial velocity measurements made with this instrument have an empirical accuracy of ±150 km s-1. The observational techniques and data reduction procedures used in the construction of this survey are also discussed. This survey demonstrates that the UKST can be used to make a three-dimensional map of the large-scale galaxy distribution, via a redshift survey to bJ ≃ 17 mag, over a wide area of the sky.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-462
Number of pages46
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume300
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catalogues
  • Cosmology: observations
  • Galaxies: clusters: general
  • Galaxies: distances and redshifts
  • Galaxies: general
  • Large-scale structure of Universe

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