In this paper we presented an H I search for 78 galaxies within the boundaries RA [14h, 23h30] and Dec. [-200, +600] including the Local Void. The detection rate of 42% (36% within the Local Void circle) is lower than that for the sample in Paper I (60%). One reason is that the present sample is more distant on the average (21 Mpc compared with 12.5 Mpc for the sample of Paper I). We detected only one galaxy within the Local Void volume. The Local Void nearly seems to be empty of galaxies. This seems to be in contrast with the predictions from biased galaxy formation which would permit the formation of dwarf galaxies further away from the preferred places of galaxy formation in general, i.e. within areas void of bright and massive galaxies.
This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We have made use of the Lyon-Meudon extragalactic database (LEDA: www.obs.univ-lyon1.fr). This work has been partially supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under project No. 436 RUS 113/470/0. We want to thank Dr. Wim van Driel for many helpful comments on this manuscript.
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