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

O.I. Wong, E.V. Ryan-Weber, D.A. Garcia-Appadoo, R.L. Webster, Lister Staveley-Smith, M.A. Zwaan, Martin Meyer, D.G. Barnes, V.A. Kilborn, R. Bhathal, W.G. De Blok, A.J. Disney, A.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, A. Waugh

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    Abstract

    The Northern HIPASS catalogue (NHICAT) is the northern extension of the HIPASS catalogue, HICAT. This extension adds the sky area between the declination (Dec.) range of +2 degrees < delta < +25 degrees 30' to HICAT's Dec. range of -90 degrees < delta < +2 degrees. 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 nu(hel) > 300 km s(-1). Sources with -300 < nu(hel) < 300 km 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 http://hipass.aus-vo.org.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1855-1864
    JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Volume371
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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