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Paper: A 2 x 2 Degree I-band Survey around PKS 1343-601
Volume: 329, Nearby Large-Scale Structures and the Zone of Avoidance
Page: 159
Authors: Kraan-Korteweg, R.C.; Ochoa, M.; Woudt, P.A.; Andernach, H.
Abstract: Motivated by the possibility that the highly obscured (AB = 12m) radio galaxy PKS1343−601 at (l, b, cz) = (309.7°, +1.8°, 3872 km s−1) might constitute the centre of a heavily obscured cluster in the Great Attractor region, we have imaged about 2° × 2° of the core of this prospective cluster in the I-band using the WFI at the ESO 2.2m telescope at La Silla. We were able to identify 49 galaxies and 6 uncertain galaxy candidates. Although their distribution does not resemble a centrally condensed, massive cluster, its appearance – severely influenced by the strong dust gradient across our surveyed region – is entirely consistent with a cluster.
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