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The G320-G330 sector of the Galaxy in atomic and molecular gas

Author: Michael Burton
Affiliation: University of New South Wales

Co-authors: Catherine Braiding

Main category: Natural Sciences (Astronomy)

G320-330: A comparison along the sector of the Galactic Plane from l=320°-330° of the atomic hydrogen from the SGPS (top; McClure-Griffiths et al. 2005), $^{12}$CO from our Mopra CO survey (middle; Braiding et al. 2015) and $^{12}$CO from the original Dame et al. (2001) survey (bottom). The effect of the improvement in resolution, a factor of ~10 angular and spectral dimensions, is dramatic.

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Papers that describe this work further are:

Burton et al. 2015, Extended Carbon Line Emission in the Galaxy: Searching for Dark Molecular Gas along the G328 Sightline, ApJ, 811, 13 at

Braiding et al. 2015, The Mopra Southern Galactic Plane CO Survey - Data Release 1, PASA, 32, e020 at

Burton et al. 2014, The Carbon Inventory in a Quiescent, Filamentary Molecular Cloud in G328, ApJ, 782, 72 at

Burton, et al. 2013, The Mopra Southern Galactic Plane CO Survey, PASA, 30, e044 at

Further Reading: Braiding, C., et al., 2015, 'The Mopra Southern Galactic Plane CO Survey – Data Release 1', Publications Astronomical Society Australia, 32, e20. Dame, T. et al., 2001, ApJ, 547, 792. McClure-Giffiths, N. et al., 2005, ApJS, 158, 178.

Language: English

DOI: 10.18147/smn.2015/video:88

Conference: Mopra_UNSW_2015

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