0 81 1 . 32 16 v 2 [ as tr oph ] 2 8 M ay 2 00 9 Alignment of galaxy spins in the vicinity of voids

We provide limits on the alignment of galaxy orientations with the direction to the void center for galaxies lying near the edges of voids. We locate spherical voids in volume limited samples of galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey using the HB inspired void finder and investigate the orientation of (color selected) spiral galaxies that are nearly… CONTINUE READING