The Las Campanas Redshift Survey (LCRS)

A gzipped postscript file (429 kb) of the above is also available.

The LCRS European mirror site can be found here.

Due to the great demand, the webmasters of the LCRS WWW-sites are unable at this time to personally fulfill requests for the direct transfer (i.e., by e-mail or ftp) of LCRS data or articles. Perseverance with the LCRS Websites themselves is recommended. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

The Las Campanas Redshift Survey (LCRS) consists of 26418 redshifts for galaxies selected from a CCD-based catalog measured in a Kron-Cousins R-band. The survey covers over 700 square degrees in 6 strips, each 1.5 degrees x 80 degrees, three each in the North and South galactic caps. The typical redshift in the survey is 30000 km/s. Two dimensional representations of the redshift distribution (as above) reveal many repetitions of voids, on the scale of about 5000 km/s, sharply bounded by large walls of galaxies as seen in smaller, more nearby samples.

The goal of the survey is to provide a large galaxy sample which permits detailed and accurate analyses of the properties of galaxies in the local universe. These have included examinations of the clustering, luminosity, and spectral properties of Las Campanas galaxies, and the details may be found in the papers posted below. Moreover, the LCRS redshift catalog is now publicly available, and we welcome the interested investigator to obtain the data.

The LCRS survey team members are: Stephen Shectman (Carnegie Observatories), Paul Schechter (MIT), Gus Oemler (Yale/Carnegie), Bob Kirshner (Harvard), Douglas Tucker (Fermilab), Stephen Landy (Berkeley), Yasuhiro Hashimoto (Yale), and Huan Lin (Toronto). The survey observations were carried out at the Carnegie Institution's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

Las Campanas Redshift Survey Papers

Researchers outside the LCRS team are also encouraged to submit references, descriptions, and web-links of their LCRS-related publications for inclusion in the following lists.

Some MPEG movies of the LCRS

These movies were produced by Jörg Retzlaff , a doctoral student in the Cosmology Group of the Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam .

Home Pages for Some Other Redshift Surveys


These pages are maintained by Huan Lin and questions or comments may be addressed to .
Last modified: Fri Mar 6 19:21:17 1998