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AMI Galactic Plane Survey at 16 GHz – I. Observing, mapping and source extraction

Perrott, Yvette C. and Scaife, Anna M. M. and Green, David A. and Davies, Matthew L. and Franzen, Thomas M. O. and Grainge, Keith J. B. and Hobson, Michael P. and Hurley-Walker, Natasha and Lasenby, Anthony N. and Olamaie, Malak and Pooley, Guy G. and Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, Carmen and Rumsey, Clare and Saunders, Richard D. E. and Schammel, Michel P. and Scott, Paul F. and Shimwell, Timothy W. and Titterington, David J. and Waldram, Elizabeth M. (2013) AMI Galactic Plane Survey at 16 GHz – I. Observing, mapping and source extraction. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429 (4). pp. 3330-3340. ISSN 0035-8711. doi:10.1093/mnras/sts589.

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The Arcminute Microkelvin Imager (AMI) Galactic Plane Survey is a large-area survey of the outer Galactic plane to provide arcminute resolution images at milli-Jansky sensitivity in the centimetre-wave band. Here we present the first data release of the survey, consisting of 868 deg^2 of the Galactic plane, covering the area 76° ⪅ ℓ ⪅ 170° between latitudes of |b| ⪅ 5°, at a central frequency of 15.75 GHz (1.9 cm). We describe in detail the drift-scan observations which have been used to construct the maps, including the techniques used for observing, mapping and source extraction, and summarize the properties of the finalized data sets. These observations constitute the most sensitive Galactic plane survey of large extent at centimetre-wave frequencies greater than 1.4 GHz.

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Additional Information:© 2013 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. Accepted 2012 December 10. Received 2012 December 10; in original form 2012 August 24. First published online: January 16, 2013. We thank the staff of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory for their invaluable assistance in the commissioning and operation of AMI, which is supported by Cambridge University and the STFC. We also thank the referee Robert Watson for helpful comments. This work has made use of the distributed computation grid of the University of Cambridge (CAMGRID). This research has made use of NASA’s Astrophysics Data System Bibliographic Services and the facilities of the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre operated by the National Research Council of Canada with the support of the Canadian Space Agency. The research presented in this paper has used data from the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey, a Canadian project with international partners supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. YCP acknowledges the support of a Rutherford Foundation/CCT/Cavendish Laboratory studentship. MPS and CR acknowledge the support of STFC studentships.
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Subject Keywords:catalogues, surveys, ISM: general, Galaxy: general, radio continuum: general.
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Official Citation: AMI Consortium, Yvette C. Perrott, Anna M. M. Scaife, David A. Green, Matthew L. Davies, Thomas M. O. Franzen, Keith J. B. Grainge, Michael P. Hobson, Natasha Hurley-Walker, Anthony N. Lasenby, Malak Olamaie, Guy G. Pooley, Carmen Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, Clare Rumsey, Richard D. E. Saunders, Michel P. Schammel, Paul F. Scott, Timothy W. Shimwell, David J. Titterington, and Elizabeth M. Waldram AMI Galactic Plane Survey at 16 GHz – I. Observing, mapping and source extraction MNRAS (March 11, 2013) Vol. 429 3330-3340 first published online January 16, 2013 doi:10.1093/mnras/sts589
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