A digital archive of H I 21 centimeter line spectra of optically targeted galaxies.
SPRINGOB C.M., HAYNES M.P., GIOVANELLI R. and KENT B.R.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present a homogeneous compilation of H I spectral parameters extracted from global 21 cm line spectra for some 9000 galaxies in the local universe (heliocentric velocity -200<V☉<28,000 km/s) obtained with a variety of large single-dish radio telescopes but reanalyzed using a single set of parameter extraction algorithms. Corrections to the observed H I line flux for source extent and pointing offsets and to the H I line widths for instrumental broadening and smoothing are applied according to model estimates to produce a homogenous catalog of derived properties with quantitative error estimates. Where the redshift is available from optical studies, we also provide flux measurements for an additional 156 galaxies classified as marginal H I detections and rms noise limits for 494 galaxies classified as nondetections. Given the diverse nature of the observing programs contributing to it, the characteristics of the combined data set are heterogeneous, and as such, the compilation is neither integrated H I line flux nor peak flux limited. However, because of the large statistical base and homogenous reprocessing, the spectra and spectral parameters of galaxies in this optically targeted sample can be used to complement data obtained at other wavelengths to characterize the properties of galaxies in the local universe and to explore the large-scale structures in which they reside.
Astronomical Data Bases: Miscellaneous - Galaxies: Distances and Redshifts - Galaxies: Fundamental Parameters - Radio Lines: Galaxies - Techniques: Spectroscopic