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Hi-GAL: The Herschel Infrared Galactic Plane Survey

Molinari, S. and Swinyard, B. and Bally, J. and Barlow, M. and Bernard, J.-P. and Martin, P. and Moore, T. and Noriega-Crespo, A. and Plume, R. and Testi, L. and Zavagno, A. and Abergel, A. and Ali, B. and André, P. and Baluteau, J.-P. and Benedettini, M. and Berné, O. and Billot, N. P. and Blommaert, J. and Bontemps, S. and Boulanger, F. and Brand, J. and Brunt, C. and Burton, M. and Campeggio, L. and Carey, S. and Caselli, P. and Cesaroni, R. and Cernicharo, J. and Chakrabarti, S. and Chrysostomou, A. and Codella, C. and Cohen, M. and Compiegne, M. and Davis, C. J. and de Bernardis, P. and de Gasperis, G. and Di Francesco, J. and di Giorgio, A. M. and Elia, D. and Faustini, F. and Fischera, J. F. and Fukui, Y. and Fuller, G. A. and Ganga, K. and Garcia-Lario, P. and Giard, M. and Giardino, G. and Glenn, J. and Goldsmith, P. and Griffin, M. and Hoare, M. and Huang, M. and Jiang, B. and Joblin, C. and Joncas, G. and Juvela, M. and Kirk, J. and Lagache, G. and Li, J. Z. and Lim, T. L. and Lord, S. D. and Lucas, P. W. and Maiolo, B. and Marengo, M. and Marshall, D. and Masi, S. and Massi, F. and Matsuura, M. and Meny, C. and Minier, V. and Miville-Deschênes, M.-A. and Montier, L. and Motte, F. and Müller, T. G. and Natoli, P. and Neves, J. and Olmi, L. and Paladini, R. and Paradis, D. and Pestalozzi, M. and Pezzuto, S. and Piacentini, F. and Pomarès, M. and Popescu, C. C. and Reach, W. T. and Richer, J. and Ristorcelli, I. and Roy, A. and Royer, P. and Russeil, D. and Saraceno, P. and Sauvage, M. and Schilke, P. and Schneider-Bontemps, N. and Schuller, F. and Schultz, B. and Shepherd, D. S. and Sibthorpe, B. and Smith, H. A. and Smith, M. D. and Spinoglio, L. and Stamatellos, D. and Strafella, F. and Stringfellow, G. and Sturm, E. and Taylor, R. and Thompson, M. A. and Tuffs, R. J. and Umana, G. and Valenziano, L. and Vavrek, R. and Viti, S. and Waelkens, C. and Ward-Thompson, D. and White, G. and Wyrowski, F. and Yorke, H. W. and Zhang, Q. (2010) Hi-GAL: The Herschel Infrared Galactic Plane Survey. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 122 (889). pp. 314-325. ISSN 0004-6280. doi:10.1086/651314.

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Hi-GAL, the Herschel infrared Galactic Plane Survey, is an Open Time Key Project of the Herschel Space Observatory. It will make an unbiased photometric survey of the inner Galactic plane by mapping a 2° wide strip in the longitude range ∣l∣ < 60° in five wavebands between 70 μm and 500 μm. The aim of Hi-GAL is to detect the earliest phases of the formation of molecular clouds and high-mass stars and to use the optimum combination of Herschel wavelength coverage, sensitivity, mapping strategy, and speed to deliver a homogeneous census of star-forming regions and cold structures in the interstellar medium. The resulting representative samples will yield the variation of source temperature, luminosity, mass and age in a wide range of Galactic environments at all scales from massive YSOs in protoclusters to entire spiral arms, providing an evolutionary sequence for the formation of intermediate and high-mass stars. This information is essential to the formulation of a predictive global model of the role of environment and feedback in regulating the star-formation process. Such a model is vital to understanding star formation on galactic scales and in the early universe. Hi-GAL will also provide a science legacy for decades to come with incalculable potential for systematic and serendipitous science in a wide range of astronomical fields, enabling the optimum use of future major facilities such as JWST and ALMA.

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Additional Information:© 2010 University of Chicago Press. Received 2009 December 21; accepted 2010 January 14; published 2010 February 26. We are grateful to all the people who made the building and launch of Herschel such a success. In particular, ESA and the Herschel Project Scientist G. Pilbratt, and the instrument teams of PACS and SPIRE, magnificently led by A. Poglitsch (MPE, Garching) and M. Griffin (University of Cardiff).
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Official Citation:Hi-GAL: The Herschel Infrared Galactic Plane Survey S. Molinari, B. Swinyard, J. Bally, M. Barlow, J.-P. Bernard, P. Martin, T. Moore, A. Noriega-Crespo, R. Plume, L. Testi, A. Zavagno, A. Abergel, B. Ali, P. André, J.-P. Baluteau, M. Benedettini, O. Berné, N. P. Billot, J. Blommaert, S. Bontemps, F. Boulanger, J. Brand, C. Brunt, M. Burton, L. Campeggio, S. Carey, P. Caselli, R. Cesaroni, J. Cernicharo, S. Chakrabarti, A. Chrysostomou, C. Codella, M. Cohen, M. Compiegne, C. J. Davis, P. de Bernardis, G. de Gasperis, J. Di Francesco, A. M. di Giorgio, D. Elia, F. Faustini, J. F. Fischera, Y. Fukui, G. A. Fuller, K. Ganga, P. Garcia-Lario, M. Giard, G. Giardino, J: Glenn, P. Goldsmith, M. Griffin, M. Hoare, M. Huang, B. Jiang, C. Joblin, G. Joncas, M. Juvela, J. Kirk, G. Lagache, J. Z. Li, T. L. Lim, S. D. Lord, P. W. Lucas, B. Maiolo, M. Marengo, D. Marshall, S. Masi, F. Massi, M. Matsuura, C. Meny, V. Minier, M.-A. Miville-Deschênes, L. Montier, F. Motte, T. G. Müller, P. Natoli, J. Neves, L. Olmi, R. Paladini, D. Paradis, M. Pestalozzi, S. Pezzuto, F. Piacentini, M. Pomarès, C. C. Popescu, W. T. Reach, J. Richer, I. Ristorcelli, A. Roy, P. Royer, D. Russeil, P. Saraceno, M. Sauvage, P. Schilke, N. Schneider-Bontemps, F. Schuller, B. Schultz, D. S. Shepherd, B. Sibthorpe, H. A. Smith, M. D. Smith, L. Spinoglio, D. Stamatellos, F. Strafella, G. Stringfellow, E. Sturm, R. Taylor, M. A. Thompson, R. J. Tuffs, G. Umana, L. Valenziano, R. Vavrek, S. Viti, C. Waelkens, D. Ward-Thompson, G. White, F. Wyrowski, H. W. Yorke, and Q. Zhang Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2010 122:889, 314-325
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