Terry J. Bridges

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We present a power spectrum analysis of the final 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey, employing a direct Fourier method. The sample used comprises 221 414 galaxies with measured redshifts. We investigate in detail the modelling of the sample selection, improving on previous treatments in a number of respects. A new angular mask is derived, based on revisions to the(More)
We investigate the dependence of the strength of galaxy clustering on intrinsic luminosity using the Anglo-Australian two degree field galaxy redshift survey (2dFGRS). The 2dFGRS is over an order of magnitude larger than previous redshift surveys used to address this issue. We measure the projected two-point correlation function of galaxies in a series of(More)
The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey has now measured in excess of 160 000 galaxy redshifts. This paper presents the power spectrum of the galaxy distribution, calculated using a direct FFT-based technique. We argue that, within the k-space region 0.02 < ∼ k < ∼ 0.15 hMpc, the shape of this spectrum should be close to that of the linear density perturbations(More)
In a far infrared molecular laser the traditional pierced output mirror has been replaced by an infrared interference filter, consisting of two metal mesh reflector grids. By adjusting the spacing between the two parallel grids, the reflectance of the filter can be varied. Theory and experiment of this variable reflector are presented. It allows convenient(More)
We present further spectroscopic observations for a sample of galaxies selected in the vacuum ultraviolet (UV) at 2000 Å from the FOCA balloon-borne imaging camera of Milliard et al. (1992). This work represents an extension of the initial study of Treyer et al. (1998). Our enlarged catalogue contains 433 sources (≃ 3 times as many as in our earlier study)(More)
We constrain flat cosmological models with a joint likelihood analysis of a new compilation of data from the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and from the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS). Fitting the CMB alone yields a known degeneracy between the Hubble constant h and the matter density Ωm, which arises mainly from preserving the location of the peaks(More)
We have performed a spectroscopic study of globular clusters (GCs) in the nearest giant elliptical NGC 5128 using the 2dF facility at the Anglo-Australian telescope. We obtained integrated optical spectra for a total of 254 GCs, 79 of which are newly confirmed on the basis of their radial velocities and spectra. In addition, we obtained an integrated(More)
We investigate the dependence of galaxy clustering on luminosity and spectral type using the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS). Spectral types are assigned using the principal component analysis of Madgwick et al. We divide the sample into two broad spectral classes: galaxies with strong emission lines (‘late-types’), and more quiescent galaxies(More)
Roberto De Propris, Warrick J. Couch, Matthew Colless, Gavin B. Dalton, Chris Collins Carlton M. Baugh, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Terry Bridges, Russell Cannon, Shaun Cole, Nicholas Cross, Kathryn Deeley, Simon P. Driver, George Efstathiou, Richard S. Ellis, Carlos S. Frenk, Karl Glazebrook, Carole Jackson, Ofer Lahav, Ian Lewis, Stuart Lumsden, Steve Maddox,(More)
We constrain flat cosmological models with a joint likelihood analysis of a new compilation of data from the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and from the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS). Fitting the CMB alone yields a known degeneracy between the Hubble constant h and the matter density m, which arises mainly from preserving the location of the peaks(More)