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Title: The Arecibo Pisces-Perseus Supercluster Survey: Exploring the Large Scale Structure of the Local Universe
The Pisces-Perseus Supercluster is one of the most massive and cosmologically significant structures in the local universe. The Arecibo Pisces-Perseus Supercluster Survey (APPSS) will provide observational constraints as to the mass-infall rate onto the main filament of the Supercluster through a detailed analysis of the mass and motion of galaxies within and around the cluster. The APPSS galaxy sample consists of over 2,000 galaxies detected during the ALFALFA survey (a blind, HI 21-cm emission line survey of the local universe) combined with galaxies identified through our recent targeted observing campaign - designed to probe below the HI mass cutoff of the ALFALFA survey. These APPSS-candidates were observed using the L-band Wide receiver at the Arecibo Observatory over the last 4 years; to date the APPSS targeted observing has led to an HI 21-cm emission line detection rate of ~70% - corresponding to ~500 galaxies with cz < 9,000 km/s. Combining these new observations with the ALFALFA galaxies gives a total of ~2,500 galaxies in the current APPSS sample. Here, we describe and demonstrate the methods used by the APPSS team to reduce and analyze these targeted observations and explore the properties of the entire APPSS galaxy sample (while comparing the more » properties of the ALFALFA galaxies with the detections from the APPSS targeted observing campaign). This work has been supported by NSF AST-1637339. « less
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Award ID(s):
1637339
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10168031
Journal Name:
American Astronomical Society meeting
Volume:
235
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
279.02
ISSN:
2152-887X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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