Short observations

The UGC contains 1325 galaxies with blue diameter > 2.0 arcmin and dec > 20 degrees. For 429 of these there is no HI information in the RC3 catalog. In the first 3 observing periods we have used a selection of these galaxies to fill the holes in the observing schedule of 12 hour observations (the so-called short observations). Our aim was to detect these galaxies and to determine their HI properties. Furthermore we were interested in finding galaxies that might be suitable candidates for WHISP. Data prior to February 1994 have been fully reduced and analysed: 42 galaxies have been detected. A paper has been published in A&A supplements.