A survey of galaxy redshifts. V. The twopoint position and velocity correlations.
Abstract
During the past several years there has been considerable work on largescale redshift surveys in selected regions of the sky. The HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) survey is the largest presently available sample. Part of the motivation for the survey was to provide a sample for studies of the general statistics of the galaxy distribution and motions. The present investigation is concerned with the results of an analysis of the twopoint position and velocity correlation functions in the CfA sample. It is pointed out that the CfA sample considerably improves the empirical understanding of several important aspects of the galaxy twopoint correlation functions. It is known from angular distributions that the spatial correlation function closely approximates a power law. That result is confirmed by direct inversion of the observed function. The bias due to peculiar motion is eliminated by integrating along the line of sight.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 April 1983
 DOI:
 10.1086/160884
 Bibcode:
 1983ApJ...267..465D
 Keywords:

 Cosmology;
 Galactic Clusters;
 Galaxies;
 Red Shift;
 Correlation;
 Line Of Sight;
 Mass Distribution;
 Position (Location);
 Velocity Distribution;
 Astrophysics