The HIPASS catalogue - II. Completeness reliability and parameter accuracy

Zwaan, M. A., Meyer, M. J., Webster, R. L., Staveley-Smith, L., Drinkwater, M. J., Barnes, D. G., Bhathal, R., de Blok, W. J. G., Disney, M. J., Ekers, R. D., Freeman, K. C., Garcia, D. A., Gibson, B. K., Harnett, J., Henning, P. A., Howlett, M., Jerjen, H., Kesteven, M. J., Kilborn, V. A., Knezek, P. M., Koribalski, B. S., Mader, S., Marquarding, M., Minchin, R. F., O'Brien, J., Oosterloo, T., Pierce, M. J., Price, R. M., Putman, M. E., Ryan-Weber, E., Ryder, S. D., Sadler, E. M., Stevens, J., Stewart, I. M., Stootman, F., Waugh, M. and Wright, A. E. (2004) The HIPASS catalogue - II. Completeness reliability and parameter accuracy. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 350 4: 1210-1219. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.07782.x

Author Zwaan, M. A.
Meyer, M. J.
Webster, R. L.
Staveley-Smith, L.
Drinkwater, M. J.
Barnes, D. G.
Bhathal, R.
de Blok, W. J. G.
Disney, M. J.
Ekers, R. D.
Freeman, K. C.
Garcia, D. A.
Gibson, B. K.
Harnett, J.
Henning, P. A.
Howlett, M.
Jerjen, H.
Kesteven, M. J.
Kilborn, V. A.
Knezek, P. M.
Koribalski, B. S.
Mader, S.
Marquarding, M.
Minchin, R. F.
O'Brien, J.
Oosterloo, T.
Pierce, M. J.
Price, R. M.
Putman, M. E.
Ryan-Weber, E.
Ryder, S. D.
Sadler, E. M.
Stevens, J.
Stewart, I. M.
Stootman, F.
Waugh, M.
Wright, A. E.
Title The HIPASS catalogue - II. Completeness reliability and parameter accuracy
Journal name Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-8711
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.07782.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 350
Issue 4
Start page 1210
End page 1219
Total pages 10
Editor A. C. Fabian
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Abstract The H I Parkes All Sky Survey (HIPASS) is a blind extragalactic H I 21-cm emission-line survey covering the whole southern sky from declination -90degrees to +25degrees. The HIPASS catalogue (HICAT), containing 4315 H I-selected galaxies from the region south of declination +2degrees, is presented in Meyer et al. (Paper I). This paper describes in detail the completeness and reliability of HICAT, which are calculated from the recovery rate of synthetic sources and follow-up observations, respectively. HICAT is found to be 99 per cent complete at a peak flux of 84 mJy and an integrated flux of 9.4 Jy km. s(-1). The overall reliability is 95 per cent, but rises to 99 per cent for sources with peak fluxes >58 mJy or integrated flux >8.2 Jy km s(-1). Expressions are derived for the uncertainties on the most important HICAT parameters: peak flux, integrated flux, velocity width and recessional velocity. The errors on HICAT parameters are dominated by the noise in the HIPASS data, rather than by the parametrization procedure.
Keyword Astronomy & Astrophysics
Radio Lines
Galaxy Luminosity Function
Mass Function
Sky Survey
Methods : Observational
Methods : Statistical
Galaxies : Statistics
Radio Lines : Galaxies
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