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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 130, Number 2, June_I 1998
Page(s) 323 - 332
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/aas:1998414
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1998414

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 130, 323-332

The ESO Slice Project (ESP) galaxy redshift survey[*]

III. The sample

G. Vettolani 1 - E. Zucca 2,1 - R. Merighi 2 - M. Mignoli 2 - D. Proust 3 - G. Zamorani 2,1 - A. Cappi 2 - L. Guzzo 4 - D. Maccagni 5 - M. Ramella 6 - G.M. Stirpe 2 - A. Blanchard 7 - V.  Cayatte 3 - C.  Collins 8 - H.  MacGillivray 9 - S. Maurogordato 10,3 - R. Scaramella 11 - C. Balkowski 3 - G. Chincarini 5,12 - P. Felenbok 3

Send offprint request: Elena Zucca
(zucca@astbo1.bo.cnr.it)


1 - Istituto di Radioastronomia del CNR, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
2 - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
3 - Observatoire de Paris, DAEC, Unité associée au CNRS, D0173 et à l'Université Paris 7, 5 Place J. Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France
4 - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, via Bianchi 46, 22055 Merate (LC), Italy
5 - Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative, via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano, Italy
6 - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, via Tiepolo 11, 34131 Trieste, Italy
7 - Université L. Pasteur, Observatoire Astronomique, 11 rue de l'Université, 67000 Strasbourg, France
8 - Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John-Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
9 - Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK
10 - CERGA, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, BP. 229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4, France
11 - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, via Osservatorio 2, 00040 Monteporzio Catone (RM), Italy
12 - Università degli Studi di Milano, via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano, Italy

Received November 12; accepted December 22, 1997

Abstract:





The ESO Slice Project (ESP) is a galaxy redshift survey extending over about 23 square degrees, in a region near the South Galactic Pole. The survey is $\sim\! 85\%$ complete to the limiting magnitude $b_{\rm J}=19.4$ and consists of 3342 galaxies with redshift determination.
The ESP survey is intermediate between shallow, wide angle samples and very deep, one-dimensional pencil beams; the spanned volume is $\sim 5 \ 
10^4$  h-3 Mpc3 at the sensitivity peak ($z \sim 0.1$).
In this paper we present the description of the observations and of the data reduction, the ESP redshift catalogue and the analysis of the quality of the velocity determinations.




Key words: galaxies: distances and redshifts -- cosmology: observations; large-scale structure of the Universe

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