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The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey. V. the H I source catalog of the anti-virgo region at δ = +27°


Saintonge, A; Giovanelli, R; Haynes, M P; Hoffman, G L; Kent, B R; Martin, A M; Stierwalt, S; Brosch, N (2008). The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey. V. the H I source catalog of the anti-virgo region at δ = +27°. Astronomical Journal, 135(2):588-604.

Abstract

We present a second catalog of H I sources detected in the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey. We report 488 detections over 135 deg2, within the region of the sky having 22 h < α < 03 h and +26° < δ < +28°. We present here the detections that have either (a) S/N>6.5, where the reliability of the catalog is better than 95% or (b) 5.0 < S/N < 6.5 and a previously measured redshift that corroborates our detection. Of the 488 objects presented here, 49 are high-velocity clouds or clumps thereof with negative heliocentric recession velocities. These clouds are mostly very compact and isolated, while some of them are associated with large features such as Wright's Cloud or the northern extension of the Magellanic Stream. The remaining 439 candidate detections are identified as extragalactic objects and have all been matched with optical counterparts. Five of the six galaxies detected with $M_{{\rm H}\,{\mathsc{i}}}<10^{7.5}$ M ☉ are satellites of either the NGC672/IC1727 nearby galaxy pair or their neighboring dwarf irregular galaxy NGC784. The data of this catalog release include a slice through the Pisces-Perseus foreground void, a large nearby underdensity of galaxies. We report no detections within the void, where our catalog is complete for systems with ${\rm H}\,\mathsc{i}$ masses of 108 M ☉. Gas-rich, optically-dark galaxies do not seem to constitute an important void population, and therefore do not suffice for producing a viable solution to the void phenomenon.

We present a second catalog of H I sources detected in the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey. We report 488 detections over 135 deg2, within the region of the sky having 22 h < α < 03 h and +26° < δ < +28°. We present here the detections that have either (a) S/N>6.5, where the reliability of the catalog is better than 95% or (b) 5.0 < S/N < 6.5 and a previously measured redshift that corroborates our detection. Of the 488 objects presented here, 49 are high-velocity clouds or clumps thereof with negative heliocentric recession velocities. These clouds are mostly very compact and isolated, while some of them are associated with large features such as Wright's Cloud or the northern extension of the Magellanic Stream. The remaining 439 candidate detections are identified as extragalactic objects and have all been matched with optical counterparts. Five of the six galaxies detected with $M_{{\rm H}\,{\mathsc{i}}}<10^{7.5}$ M ☉ are satellites of either the NGC672/IC1727 nearby galaxy pair or their neighboring dwarf irregular galaxy NGC784. The data of this catalog release include a slice through the Pisces-Perseus foreground void, a large nearby underdensity of galaxies. We report no detections within the void, where our catalog is complete for systems with ${\rm H}\,\mathsc{i}$ masses of 108 M ☉. Gas-rich, optically-dark galaxies do not seem to constitute an important void population, and therefore do not suffice for producing a viable solution to the void phenomenon.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute for Computational Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:February 2008
Deposited On:06 Mar 2009 15:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:06
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing
ISSN:0004-6256
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.1088/0004-6256/135/2/588
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/0711.0545
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-16568

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