This catalog contains redshifts of sources selected from
the Point Source Catalog. The sample is flux
limited to 1.2 Jy at 60 microns, and a color criterion, f_60 > sqrt(f_12 *
f_25), where f_w is the flux density at wavelength w, was used to select
galaxies over stars and other sources within the Milky Way.
Confusion-limited areas (at 60 microns), including the Galactic plane
at latitudes below 5°, were rejected, as were areas not surveyed by
IRAS at least twice, resulting in coverage of 11.01 sr of the sky. The
catalog describes 9897 objects, of which 5320 are galaxies. The
remaining sources are listed separately with identifications which, in
most cases, were based on source appearance on the
Sky Flux Plates. Redshifts are also given for
212 IRAS galaxies which are not part of the complete sample. See
Strauss et al. (1992) and Fisher et al. (1995) for further details.
This catalog is available on the ADC Selected Astronomical Catalogs, Volume 2 CD-ROM and via the ADC FTP server.
Version and release date: see references