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Paper: The Brightest Galaxies from HIPASS
Volume: 240, Gas and Galaxy Evolution: A Conference in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA
Page: 439
Authors: Koribalski, B. S.
Abstract: I present the distribution of the brightest galaxies in the southern sky as obtained from the HI Parkes All-Sky Survey (HIPASS). This survey is expected to eventually catalog at least ten thousand galaxies, about 30% of which either were previously uncataloged or had no velocity measurement. The ``HIPASS Bright Galaxy Catalog" will contain the thousand HI brightest galaxies; a preliminary set of 700 is presented here. Most of the cataloged HI sources can be identified with individual galaxies, but some correspond to pairs/groups where one or several galaxies as well as tidal tails/bridges contribute to the HI emission. We found 60 previously uncataloged galaxies, 33 of which lie in the Zone of Avoidance (|b| < 5o; see Henning et al. 2000). Several sources outside the Zone of Avoidance have no obvious optical counterparts in the Digitized Sky Survey.
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