The HIPASS catalogue - I. Data presentation

M. J. Meyer*, M. A. Zwaan, R. L. Webster, L. Staveley-Smith, E. Ryan-Weber, M. J. Drinkwater, D. G. Barnes, M. Howlett, V. A. Kilborn, J. Stevens, M. Waugh, M. J. Pierce, R. Bhathal, W. J. G. De Blok, M. J. Disney, R. D. Ekers, K. C. Freeman, D. A. Garcia, B. K. Gibson, J. HarnettP. A. Henning, H. Jerjen, M. J. Kesteven, P. M. Knezek, B. S. Koribalski, S. Mader, M. Marquarding, R. F. Minchin, J. O'Brien, T. Oosterloo, R. M. Price, M. E. Putman, S. D. Ryder, E. M. Sadler, I. M. Stewart, F. Stootman, A. E. Wright

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The H I Parkes All-Sky Survey (HIPASS) catalogue forms the largest uniform catalogue of H I sources compiled to date, with 4315 sources identified purely by their H I content. The catalogue data comprise the southern region δ < + 2° of HIPASS, the first blind H I survey to cover the entire southern sky. The rms noise for this survey is 13 mJy beam -1 and the velocity range is -1280 to 12 700 km s-1. Data search, verification and parametrization methods are discussed along with a description of measured quantities. Full catalogue data are made available to the astronomical community including positions, velocities, velocity widths, integrated fluxes and peak flux densities. Also available are on-sky moment maps, position-velocity moment maps and spectra of catalogue sources. A number of local large-scale features are observed in the space distribution of sources, including the super-Galactic plane and the Local Void. Notably, large-scale structure is seen at low Galactic latitudes, a region normally obscured at optical wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1195-1209
Number of pages15
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalogues
  • Methods: observational
  • Radio lines: galaxies
  • Surveys


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