Mapping the Hidden Universe: The Galaxy Distribution in the Zone of Avoidance

  title={Mapping the Hidden Universe: The Galaxy Distribution in the Zone of Avoidance},
  author={Ren{\'e}e C. Kraan-Korteweg and Sebastian Juraszek},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
  pages={6 - 12}
Abstract Due to the foreground extinction of the Milky Way, galaxies become increasingly faint as they approach the Galactic Equator creating a ‘zone of avoidance’ (ZOA) in the distribution of optically visible galaxies of about 25%. A ‘whole-sky’ map of galaxies is essential, however, for understanding the dynamics in our local Universe, in particular the peculiar velocity of the Local Group with respect to the Cosmic Microwave Background and velocity flow fields such as in the Great Attractor… 

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