• Filamentary structure in an objectively-derived deep galaxy sample?

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      galaxies; distribution

    • Abstract


      The deep galaxy sample of MacGillivray & Dodd (1980), obtained from purely objective means, is investigated using the technique of Kuhn & Uson (1982) for the presence of structure of a filamentary nature. A variety of synthetic fields of galaxies (including both ‘filament’ and ‘non-filament’ models) generated by means of a computer simulation technique have also been studied for comparison purposes. No strong evidence for filamentary structure in the galaxy distribution is found for this deep sample.

    • Author Affiliations


      H. T. MacGillivray1 R. J. Dodd2

      1. Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh - EH9 3HJ, Scotland, UK
      2. Carter Observatory, PO Box2909, Wellington, New Zealand
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