The Westerbork HI survey of irregular and spiral galaxies, WHISP

JM van der Hulst*

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Abstract

This paper briefly describes WHISP, an ongoing project to image the HI in a large sample of nearby galaxies with the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT). The goal of the survey is to investigate the HI density distributions and velocity fields of galaxies as a function of Hubble type, luminosity and environment. The main emphasis so far has been on using HI kinematics to determine the mass distributions of galaxies, though other projects have been carried out with the WHISP data and axe briefly described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEEING THROUGH THE DUST: THE DETECTION OF HI AND THE EXPLORATION OF THE ISM IN GALAXIES, PROCEEDINGS
EditorsAR Taylor, TL Landecker, AG Willis
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Pages84-87
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1-58381-118-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventConference on Seeing Through the Dust - , Canada
Duration: 20-Oct-200125-Oct-2001

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Volume276

Other

OtherConference on Seeing Through the Dust
CountryCanada
Period20/10/200125/10/2001

Keywords

  • VIRGO CLUSTER GALAXIES
  • NEUTRAL HYDROGEN
  • KINEMATICS
  • DISKS

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