Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1991. 29: 499-541
Copyright © 1991 by Annual Reviews Inc. All rights reserved

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REDSHIFT SURVEYS OF GALAXIES

Riccardo Giovanelli

National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, 1
Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00613-0995

Martha P. Haynes

National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center and Center for Radiophysics and Space Research,
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-6801


Key Words: cosmology, galaxies: clustering, radial velocities, luminosity function


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

OVERVIEW

OBSERVATIONS AND SURVEY STRATEGIES
Pencil-Beam Surveys
2-D Surveys
3-D Surveys
Sparse Surveys
Targeted Surveys
Observations of Clusters

INSTRUMENTATION AND OBSERVING TECHNIQUES
Multiple-Object Optical Spectroscopy
Radio Techniques
Future Developments

AN EVOLVING PICTURE OF THE UNIVERSE
Topology and Fair Samples
The Distribution of Dark Matter
The Luminosity Function and Field Galaxy Evolution
Structure and Dynamics of Clusters
Controversies and Quantization

THE REDSHIFT INDUSTRY: A PROMISING PROSPECTUS

REFERENCES



1 The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center is operated by Cornell University under a management agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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