Kinematics of the Local Universe*
XIII. 21-cm line measurements of 452 galaxies with the Nançay radiotelescope, JHK Tully-Fisher relation, and preliminary maps of the peculiar velocity field
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2 Observatoire de Paris/Meudon, GEPI/CNRS URA1757, 92195 Meudon Principal Cedex, France
3 Tuorla observatory, University of Turku, 21500 Piikkiö, Finland
Accepted: 3 November 2006
Aims.This paper presents 452 new 21-cm neutral hydrogen line measurements carried out with the FORT receiver of the meridian transit Nançay radiotelescope (NRT) in the period April 2003–March 2005.
Methods. This observational programme is part of a larger project aiming at an exhaustive and magnitude-complete HI extragalactic catalogue for Tully-Fisher applications (the so-called KLUN project, for Kinematics of the Local Universe studies, to end in 2008). The whole on-line HI archive of the NRT today contains reduced HI-profiles for 4500 spiral galaxies of declination (http://klun.obs-nancay.fr).
Results.As an example of this application, we used the direct Tully-Fisher relation in three (JHK) bands in deriving distances to a large catalogue of 3126 spiral galaxies distributed through the whole sky and sampling the radial velocity range well between 0 and 8000 km s-1. Thanks to an iterative method accounting for selection bias and smoothing effects, we show a detailed and original map of the velocity field in the Local Universe as a preliminary output.
Key words: astronomical data bases: miscellaneous / surveys / galaxies: kinematics and dynamics / radio lines: galaxies
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