ARlogo Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1988. 26: 631-86
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LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE IN THE UNIVERSE INDICATED BY GALAXY CLUSTERS

Neta A. Bahcall


Space Telescope Science Institute 1, Baltimore, Maryland 21218


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CATALOGS OF GALAXY CLUSTERS
The Abell Catalog
The Zwicky Catalog
The Shectman Catalog

THE CLUSTER CORRELATION FUNCTION
Introduction
Cluster Correlations
Supporting Evidence for the Cluster Correlation Function
Supercluster Correlations
Richness Dependence of the Correlation Function

A UNIVERSAL CORRELATION FUNCTION

PHENOMENOLOGICAL CLUSTERING MODELS
Long Tails to Galaxy Clusters
The Shell Model

SUPERCLUSTERS AND VOIDS
Supercluster Catalogs
The Multiplicity Function of Superclusters
Superclusters Surrounding Galaxy Voids
Voids of Rich Clusters

OTHER TRACERS OF LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE
Galaxies
Quasars
Microwave Background Radiation

PECULIAR MOTION OF CLUSTERS
Redshift Elongation: The "Finger-of God" Effect
Explanations of the Redshift Elongation

MODELS
Model Parameters
"Standard" Gaussian Fluctuation Models
Non-Gaussian Fluctuation Models
Explosions

LOOK TO THE FUTURE

REFERENCES

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