The Spatial Distribution of A Sample of Very Faint Infrared-Selected Galaxies
Session 3 -- Galaxy Surveys
Display presentation, Wednesday, January 12, 9:30-6:45, Salons I/II Room (Crystal Gateway)

## [3.02] The Spatial Distribution of A Sample of Very Faint Infrared-Selected Galaxies

Matthew L. N. Ashby (Cornell University), Perry B. Hacking (Jet Propulsion Laboratories), J. R. Houck (Cornell University)

We present redshifts and luminosities for galaxies in a very deep IRAS sample at the north ecliptic pole. These galaxies were selected from coadded IRAS scans of the pole region with 60$\mu$m flux densities bounded between 180 and 120 mJy. Therefore they represent the faintest infrared galaxy sample yet assembled. We acquired optical spectra in 1987 and 1990 at the Palomar 5~m telescope. We discuss the clustering of the sample and the luminosity evolution of its members.