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Proposal Information for 2012B-0055


PI: Lucas Macri, Texas A & M University, lmacri@tamu.edu
Address: Physics Department, 4242 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA

CoI: Thomas Jarrett, IPAC
CoI: Karen Masters, University of Portsmouth

Title: Mapping the Nearby Universe: The 2MASS Redshift Survey

Abstract: Over the past decade, we have carried out an all-sky, flux-limited redshift survey of 44,600 2MASS galaxies which has served as the basis for completed and on-going studies of the peculiar velocity field within 15,000 km/s, galaxy biasing, luminosity functions and cluster properties. Our survey represents an order-of-magnitude improvement over previous work in terms of number of objects and uniformity of the selection criteria and completeness in sky coverage. We request 12 nights (6 nights in each of 2012B and 2013A) to obtain redshifts for the remaining 437 southern galaxies in our sample, which probe important areas of the density field.


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