Galaxies detected by the Dwingeloo Obscured Galaxies Survey

A. J. Rivers*, P. A. Henning, R. C. Kraan-Korteweg

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Abstract

The Dwingeloo Obscured Galaxies Survey (DOGS) is a 21-cm blind survey for galaxies hidden in the northern 'Zone of Avoidance' (ZOA): the portion of the optical extragalactic sky which is obscured by dust in the Milky Way. Like the Parkes southern hemisphere ZOA survey, the DOGS project is designed to reveal hidden dynamically important nearby galaxies and to help 'fill in the blanks' in the local large scale structure. To date, 36 galaxies have been detected by the Dwingeloo survey; 23 of these were previously unknown [no corresponding sources recorded in the NASA Extragalactic Database (NED)]. Among the interesting detections are three nearby galaxies in the vicinity of NGC 6946 and 11 detections in the Supergalactic plane crossing region. VLA follow-up observations have been conducted for several of the DOGS detections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1999

Keywords

  • Galaxies: general
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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