Journal article

The Survey for Ionization in Neutral Gas Galaxies. I. Description and initial results

Gerhardt R Meurer, DJ Hanish, HC Ferguson, PM Knezek, VA Kilborn, ME Putman, RC Smith, B Koribalski, M Meyer, MS Oey, EV Ryan-Weber, MA Zwaan, TM Heckman, RC Kennicutt, JC Lee, RL Webster, J Bland-Hawthorn, MA Dopita, KC Freeman, MT Doyle Show all

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

We introduce the Survey for Ionization in Neutral Gas Galaxies (SINGG), a census of star formation in H I-selected galaxies. The survey consists of Hα and R-band imaging of a sample of 468 galaxies selected from the H I Parkes All Sky Survey (HIPASS). The sample spans three decades in H I mass and is free of many of the biases that affect other star-forming galaxy samples. We present the criteria for sample selection, list the entire sample, discuss our observational techniques, and describe the data reduction and calibration methods. This paper focuses on 93 SINGG targets whose observations have been fully reduced and analyzed to date. The majority of these show a single emission line galax..

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