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The HIPASS catalogue - I. Data presentation

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posted on 2023-05-16, 19:46 authored by Meyer, MJ, Zwaan, MA, Webster, RL, Staveley-Smith, L, Ryan-Weber, E, Drinkwater, MJ, Barnes, DG, Howlett, M, Kilborn, VA, Stevens, JB, Waugh, M, Pierce, MJ, Bhathal, R, de Blok, WJG, Disney, MJ, Ekers, RD, Freeman, KC, Garcia, DA, Gibson, BK, Harnett, J, Henning, PA, Jerjen, H, Kesteven, MJ, Knezek, PM, Koribalski, BS, Mader, S, Marquarding, M, Minchin, RF, O'Brien, J, Oosterloo, T, Price, RM, Putman, ME, Ryder, SD, Sadler, EM, Stewart, IM, Stootman, F, Wright, AE
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.


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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society










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