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The High-Resolution IRAS Galaxy Atlas

Cao, Yu and Terebey, Susan and Prince, Thomas A. and Beichman, Charles A. (1997) The High-Resolution IRAS Galaxy Atlas. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 111 (2). pp. 387-408. ISSN 0067-0049. doi:10.1086/313023.

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An atlas of the Galactic plane (-4.°7 < b < 4.°7), along with the molecular clouds in Orion, ? Oph, and Taurus-Auriga, has been produced at 60 and 100 ?m from IRAS data. The atlas consists of resolution-enhanced co-added images with 1'-2' resolution and co-added images at the native IRAS resolution. The IRAS Galaxy Atlas, together with the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory H I line/21 cm continuum and FCRAO CO (1-0) Galactic plane surveys, which both have similar (~1') resolution to the IRAS atlas, provides a powerful tool for studying the interstellar medium, star formation, and large-scale structure in our Galaxy. This paper documents the production and characteristics of the atlas.

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Prince, Thomas A.0000-0002-8850-3627
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Additional Information:Received 1996 October 14, accepted for publication 1997 March 25. We are indebted to Ron Beck and Diane Engler, who carried out the production and recurring rounds of reprocessing of the IGA. We thank John Fowler for his help with the YORIC software. The project received support from the Astrophysics Data Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under contract NAS 5-32642. This work was performed in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The atlas production was performed in part using the Intel Paragon operated by Caltech on behalf of the Concurrent Supercomputing Consortium.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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NASANAS 5-32642
Subject Keywords:atlases - Galaxy: structure - infrared : ISM: continuum - radio lines : ISM
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Space Radiation Laboratory1997-33
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