The IRAS Revised Bright Galaxy Sample

  title={The IRAS Revised Bright Galaxy Sample},
  author={David B. Sanders and Joseph M. Mazzarella and D. C. Kim and Jason Surace and Baruch T. Soifer},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
IRAS flux densities, redshifts, and infrared luminosities are reported for all sources identified in the IRAS Revised Bright Galaxy Sample (RBGS), a complete flux-limited survey of all extragalactic objects with total 60 μm flux density greater than 5.24 Jy, covering the entire sky surveyed by IRAS at Galactic latitudes |b| > 5°. The RBGS includes 629 objects, with median and mean sample redshifts of 0.0082 and 0.0126, respectively, and a maximum redshift of 0.0876. The RBGS supersedes the… 
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