Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 119, 159-180 (1998/December-0)
A deep survey of H I-selected Galaxies: the sample and the data.
SPITZAK J.G. and SCHNEIDER S.E.
Abstract (from CDS):
In a 21 cm neutral hydrogen survey of approximately 55 deg2 out to a redshift of cz = 8340 km.s–1, we have identified 75 extragalactic H I sources. These objects comprise a well-defined sample of extragalactic sources chosen by means that are independent of optical surface brightness selection effects. In this paper we describe the Arecibo survey procedures and H I data, follow-up VLA H I observations made of several unusual sources, and Kitt Peak B-, R-, and I-band photometry for nearly all of the galaxies. We have also gathered information for some of the optically detected galaxies within the same search volume. We examine how samples generated by different types of search techniques overlap with selection by H I flux. Only the least massive H I object, which is among the lowest mass H I sources previously found, does not have a clear optical counterpart, but a nearby bright star may hide low surface brightness emission. However, the newly detected systems do have unusual optical properties. Most of the 40 galaxies that were not previously identified in magnitude-limited catalogs appear to be gas-dominated systems, and several of these systems have H I mass-to-light ratios among the largest values ever previously found. These gas-dominated objects also tend to have very blue colors, low surface brightnesses, and no central bulges, which correlate strongly with their relative star-to-gas content.
Galaxies: ISM - Galaxies: Photometry - Radio Lines: Galaxies - Surveys
Table 1: [SS98c] NN (Nos 1-91).
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