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- Galaxy groups in the 2dFGRS: the group-finding algorithm and the 2PIGG catalogue
- Eke, Vince; Baugh, Carlton; Cole, Shaun; Frenk, Carlos S.; Norberg, Peder; Peacock, John A.; Baldry, Ivan K.; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Bridges, Terry J.; Cannon, Russell D.; Colless, Matthew; Collins, Chris A.; Couch, Warrick J.; Dalton, Gavin B.; De Propris, Roberto; Driver, Simon P.; Efstathiou, George P.; Ellis, Richard S.; Glazebrook, Karl; Jackson, C. A.; Lahav, Ofer; Lewis, Ian; Lumsden, Stuart; Maddox, Stephen J.; Madgwick, Darren; Peterson, Bruce A.; Sutherland, William J.; Taylor, Keith
- The construction of a catalogue of galaxy groups from the Two-degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS) is described. Groups are identified by means of a friends-of-friends percolation algorithm which has been thoroughly tested on mock versions of the 2dFGRS generated from cosmological N-body simulations. The tests suggest that the algorithm groups all galaxies that it should be grouping, with an additional 40 per cent of interlopers. About 55 per cent of the similar to190 000 galaxies considered are placed into groups containing at least two members of which similar to29 000 are found. Of these, similar to7000 contain at least four galaxies, and these groups have a median redshift of 0.11 and a median velocity dispersion of 260 km s(-1). This 2dFGRS Percolation-Inferred Galaxy Group (2PIGG) catalogue represents the largest available homogeneous sample of galaxy groups. It is publicly available on the World Wide Web.
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- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 348, no. 3 (Mar 2004), pp. 866-878
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- All-sky survey; Catalogues; CFA survey; Clusters; Cold dark-matter; Evolution; Galaxies; Groups; Loose; Luminosity; Nearby groups; Redshift survey; Universe
- Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
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- Copyright © 2004 RAS.
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