The GALFA-HI Survey: Searching for Undiscovered Local Group Dwarf Galaxies with HI

Type Conference Paper
Names Jana Grcevich, D. Saul, J. E. G. Peek, M. Putman, A. Begum, K. Douglas, S. J. Gibson, C. Heiles, E. J. Korpela, M. Lee, S. Stanimirovic
Proceedings Title Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Conference Name American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #241.06
Volume 43
Date January 1, 2011
Short Title The GALFA-HI Survey
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract We present a list of candidates for previously undiscovered dwarf galaxies selected from a catalog of compact, isolated neutral hydrogen clouds identified in the GALFA-HI survey (Saul et al. 2010, in prep.). Clouds were scored based on how well their observational characteristics matched those of known Local Group dwarf galaxies, and in particular the characteristics of the only known ultra-faint galaxy to contain HI, Leo T. Follow-up observations will be conducted for the highest scoring dwarf candidates to determine if an associated stellar population exists. This research was partially funded by NSF grants AST-0917810 and AST-0904059.
UW-Madison Astronomy Home