The distribution of galaxies in the direction of the 'Great Attractor'

  title={The distribution of galaxies in the direction of the 'Great Attractor'},
  author={Somak Raychaudhury},
THE discovery of galaxy streaming motions of up to 600 km s−1 towards Hydra–Centaurus has led to the suggestion1 that this motion is induced by a concentration of galaxies (the 'Great Attractor') centred on galactic coordinates l = 307°, b = 9° at a distance corresponding to 4,350 ± 350 km s−1 in the Hubble Flow. Here we present a map of ~17,000 galaxies down to BJ = 17m in an extended region of the sky in this direction. The clusters of galaxies identified from the map are shown to constitute… 
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