By Jeremy Mould (auth.), Raffaella Morganti, Warrick J. Couch (eds.)

The southern hemisphere is present process a part of extreme "activity". On one hand, a couple of fascinating new amenities (ranging from optical and near-infrared to radio and millimeter) are, or will quickly be, on hand. however, many new deep surveys, protecting many of the electromagnetic spectrum, are underway. this can supply huge databases and make coordinated radio, infrared and optical initiatives within the southern hemisphere ever extra appealing and important. With these types of new amenities, vital development may be made relating to large-scale constitution of the universe, the very early universe and the linked first epoch of galaxy formation. This ebook provides a suite of papers provided by means of specialists in those fields at a workshop designed to handle how southern hemisphere astronomy may possibly top coordinate its efforts to maximize using the recent iteration of 8-10 telescopes in learning the major questions in those fields. it's aimed toward examine astronomers.

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Aao. gov. surv. html), and the input catalogue will made made available during 1998. Although only 3% complete, the 2dF QSO survey is already the largest single homogeneous QSO survey yet compiled and the survey is due to complete in 2000. l. , (World Scientific), p15 The 2dF QSO Redshift Survey ......... 19 «r) ~ (r / 4 . 0) - I. ~ 10 ............ , ............ 3. The spatial auto-correlation function for QSO identified to date in the 2dF redshift survey. 4 o <>. c o ,ei. 4. €(1O), the mean amplitude of the QSO correlation function below lOh-1Mpc, plotted as a function of redshift.

This allows the detection of dwarfs with H I-masses as low as 10 6 M8 in the local neighbourhood, and will be sensitive to normal Sc galaxies well beyond the Great Attractor region. As a byproduct, the survey will produce a high resolution integrated column density map of the southern Milky Way and a detailed catalog of high velocity clouds (cf. Putman et al. 1998). 1 First Results from the Parkes Multibeam Survey At the time of this meeting, the whole southern ZOA survey had been surveyed twice (Llb = 17', rms '" 20mJy).

In addition, these new data will be used for the calibration of distance relations and investigation of possible differences between the relations for field and cluster galaxies. This will be used as the basis to search for evolution in the scaling relations with 8m class telescopes. Currently, the accuracy of such investigations are still limited by the local calibration. 2 The Local Velocity Field Redshifts and redshift independent distance measurements from the TF relation can be combined to estimate the radial component of the peculiar velocity u = 30 W.

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