A pilot survey for the H2O Southern Galactic Plane Survey

Walsh, Andrew J., Lo, Nadia, Burton, Michael G., White, Graeme L., Purcell, Cormac R., Longmore, Steven N., Phillips, Chris J., and Brooks, Kate J. (2008) A pilot survey for the H2O Southern Galactic Plane Survey. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 25 (2). pp. 105-113.

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Abstract

We describe observations with the Mopra radiotelescope designed to assess the feasibility of the H2O Maser Southern Galactic Plane Survey. We mapped two one-square-degree regions along the Galactic plane using the new 12-mm receiver and the UNSW Mopra spectrometer. We covered the entire spectrum between 19.5 and 27.5 GHz using this setup with the main aim of finding out which spectral lines can be detected with a quick mapping survey. We report on detected emission from H2O masers, NH3 inversion transitions (1,1), (2,2) and (3,3), HC3N (3–2), as well as several radio recombination lines.

Item ID: 7081
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: masers; surveys; stars formation; ISM molecules; galaxy structure
ISSN: 1323-3580
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2010 02:01
FoR Codes: 02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences @ 100%
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