The Northern HIPASS catalogue - data presentation, completeness and reliability measures

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

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The Northern HIPASS catalogue (NHIC AT) is the northern extension of the HIPAS S catalogue, HICAT. This extension adds the sky area between the declination (Dec.) range of +2° < δ < +25°30′ to HICAT's Dec. range of -90° < δ < +2°. HIPASS is a blind H I survey using the Parkes Radio Telescope covering 71 per cent of the sky (including this northern extension) and a heliocentric velocity range of -1280 to 12 700 km s-1. The entire Virgo Cluster region has been observed in the Northern HIPASS. The galaxy catalogue, NHICAT, contains 1002 sources with ν hel > 300 kms-1. Sources with -300 < ν hel < 300km s-1 were excluded to avoid contamination by Galactic emission. In total, the entire HIPASS survey has found 5317 galaxies identified purely by their HI content. The full galaxy catalogue is publicly available at

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1855-1864
Number of pages10
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


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


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