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The Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz (MALT90) pilot survey

Foster, Jonathan B., Jackson, James M., Barnes, Peter J., Barris, Elizabeth, Brooks, Kate, Cunningham, Maria, Finn, Susanna C., Fuller, Gary A., Longmore, Steve N., Mascoop, Joshua L., Peretto, Nicolas, Rathborne, Jill, Sanhueza, Patricio, Schuller, Frederic and Wyrowski, Friedrich 2011. The Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz (MALT90) pilot survey. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 197 (2) , L33. 10.1088/0067-0049/197/2/25

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We describe a pilot survey conducted with the Mopra 22 m radio telescope in preparation for the Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team Survey at 90 GHz (MALT90). We identified 182 candidate dense molecular clumps using six different selection criteria and mapped each source simultaneously in 16 different lines near 90 GHz. We present a summary of the data and describe how the results of the pilot survey shaped the design of the larger MALT90 survey. We motivate our selection of target sources for the main survey based on the pilot detection rates and demonstrate the value of mapping in multiple lines simultaneously at high spectral resolution.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: ISM: molecules; stars: formation; stars: massive; surveys
Publisher: IOP Science
ISSN: 0067-0049
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:05

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