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HI Searches in the Zone of Avoidance: Past and Present (and Future)

P.A. Henning
Institute for Astrophysics, University of New Mexico
800 Yale Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM USA 87131


In the regions of highest optical obscuration and infrared confusion, only 21-cm emission can be used to find galaxies in the Zone of Avoidance. A feasibility study conducted with the 300-ft telescope successfully uncovered galaxies which seem to be consistent with populations of optically-selected low surface brightness galaxies. A complete survey is currently being conducted in the north with the Dwingeloo telescope. The big breakthrough should come in the south, however, with the advent of the Parkes telescope multibeam system.

Keywords: galaxies: distances and redshifts - radio lines: galaxies - surveys

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