The Hydra-Centaurus region and the nearby universe

C. N.A. Willmer, L. N. Da Costa, P. S. Pellegrini, A. P. Fairall, David W. Latham, Wolfram Freudling

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In this paper we present maps of the spatial distribution of galaxies in the general direction of the Hydra-Centaurus complex and discuss how that distribution relates to other structures located in the volume within 6000 km s-1 of the Local Group, using a sample of over 5700 galaxies brighter than mB(0) = 14.5 with essentially complete redshift information. Our sample covers about 50% of the sky and allows us to follow structures over large extensions. From the inspection of these maps we find that the galaxies are distributed in a pattern of interconnected structures, many of them with a rather regular wall-like appearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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