The Muenster Redshift project. Automated analysis of galaxy clustering on Schmidt plates

  • H. Horstmann
I Two-Dimensional Distribution of Galaxies
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 310)


The Muenster Redshift Project (MRSP) collects information about the three-dimensional distribution of galaxies by processing pairs of direct and objective prism Schmidt plates. This contribution describes the role of direct plates in the survey. Methods of analysis and their errors are discussed. Maps of two-dimensional galaxy distributions are presented, including the distributions of different types of galaxies (using ellipticity as a coarse morphological criterion). We present preliminary results for a region near the South Galactic Pole, containing several clusters of galaxies, of which five form a physical group at redshift z = 0.11.


Galaxy Cluster Apparent Magnitude Direct Plate Picture Frame Faint Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Horstmann
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  1. 1.Astronomisches InstitutWestfalische Wilhelms-UniversitätMunsterF.R. Germany

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