Title | Groups of Galaxies in the Northern CfA Redshift Survey |

Authors | Ramella, Massimo; Pisani, Armando; Geller, Margaret J. |

Bibcode | 1997AJ....113..483R Search ADS ↗ |

Abstract | We use a friends-of-friends algorithm to identify loose groups from the northern CfA2 survey covering the region 8h≤α_{1950}≤17^{h} and 8.5°≤δ_{1950}≤rr.5°. There are 406 groups; 149 of these contains five or more members within the survey. Geometric simulations guide our choice of the selection parameters; δp/p=80 is the limiting density contrast and V0 350 km s^{-1} is the fiducial velocity linking parameter. The geometric simulations are particularly important for evaluating the impact of large-scale structure (e.g., the Great Wall) on group selection. The physical parameters of this large sample are coincident with our earlier results [126 groups in Ramella et al. ApJ, 344, 522 (1989)]: the median velocity dispersion in 192 (156; 229) km s^{-1} and the median blue log(M/L) is 2.38 (2.20; 2.52). The mass-to-light ratio M/L) is in units of M_{sun}/L_{sun}for an assumed Hubble constant, H_{0}=100 km/s/Mpc. The numbers in parentheses are 99% confidence limits. This group catalog provides a substantially larger sample for statistical studies than has been previously available. For example, it provides a more substantial sample for estimation of the distribution of group velocity dispersions and of the group-group correlation function. |

Objects | 406 Objects Search NED ↙ |