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					THE ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL    VOLUME 110, NUMBER 5, PAGE 1993
NOVEMBER 1995

  THE IRAS BRIGHT GALAXY SURVEY - PART II: EXTENSION TO SOUTHERN
DECLINATIONS
         (Dec <= -30), AND LOW GALACTIC LATITUDES (5 < |b| <= 30 deg)

                           D. B. SANDERS AND E. EGAMI

                Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii,
                  2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
          Electronic mail: sanders@galilieo.ifa.hawaii.edu (Internet)
                    egami@galileo.ifa.hawaii.edu (Internet)

                                    S. LIPARI

     Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore,
        Maryland 21218; and Cordoba Observatory, and CONICET, Argentina
                 Electronic mail: lipari@stsci.edu (Internet)

                                  I. F. MIRABEL

              Service D'Astrophysique, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay,
                         91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
             Electronic mail: mirabel@sapvxg.saclay.fr (Internet)

                                  B. T. SOIFER

           Palomar Observatory, California Institute of Technology,
                          Pasadena, California 91125
                Electronic mail: bts@mop.caltech.edu (Internet)

                                    ABSTRACT

    Complete IRAS Observations and redshifts are reported for all sources
    identified in the IRAS Bright Galaxy Survey - Part II (hereafter
    referred to as BGS2). Source positions, radial velocities, optical
    magnitudes, and total flux densities, peak flux densities, and
spatial
    extents at 12, 25, and 100 um are reported for 288 sources having 60
um
    flux densities > 5.24 Jy, the completeness limit of the original
Bright
    Galaxy Survey [Soifer et al., AJ, 98, 766 (1989)], hereafter referred
    to as BGS1. These new data represent the extension of the IRAS
Bright
    Galaxy Survey to southern declinations, Dec <~ -30 deg, and low
    Galactic latitudes, 5 deg < |b| <= 30 deg. Although the sky coverage
    of the BGS2 (~19 935 deg^2) is 37% larger than the sky coverage of
the
    BGS1, the number of sources is 8% smaller due primarily to large
scale
    structure in the local distribution of galaxies. Otherwise, the
    sources in the BGS2 show similar relationships between number counts
       and flux density as observed for the 313 sources in the BGS1.   The
BGS2
    along with the earlier BGS1, represents the best sample currently
    available for defining the infrared properties of galaxies in the
local
    (z <~ 0.1) Universe.

				
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