Zmuidzinas, J. and Blake, G. A. and Carlstrom, J. and Keene, J. and Miller, D. and Schilke, P. and Ugras, N. G. (1995) Submillimeter spectroscopy of interstellar hydrides. In: Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem, From Gas to Stars to Dust. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series. No.73. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, CA, pp. 33-40. ISBN 0-937707-92-9 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120928-133940935
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We discuss airborne observations of rotational transitions of various hydride molecules in the interstellar medium, including H_2^(18)O and HCI. The detection of these transitions is now feasible with a new, sensitive submillimeter receiver which has been developed for the NASA Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO) over the past several years.
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|Additional Information:||© 1995 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. We are deeply grateful to the staff of the Kuiper Airborne Observatory for their invaluable assistance with this new project, and commend their enthusiasm and dedication to airborne astronomy. We also thank T. Phillips, D. Neufeld, W. Langer, and G. Melnick for illuminating discussions. We are also indebted to A. Betz and R. Boreiko for the loan of their AOS. This work was supported by a grant from the NASA Airborne Astronomy program (NAG2-744). SIS mixer development at Caltech is supported by NASA grant NAGW-107, NASA/JPL, and a NSF PYI grant to J. Zmuidzinas.|
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