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Molecular Clouds in the Galactic Center Region: Carbon Monoxide Observations at 2.6 Millimeters

Solomon, P. M. and Scoville, N. Z. and Jefferts, K. B. and Penzias, A. A. and Wilson, R. W. (1972) Molecular Clouds in the Galactic Center Region: Carbon Monoxide Observations at 2.6 Millimeters. Astrophysical Journal, 178 . pp. 125-130. ISSN 0004-637X. doi:10.1086/151772.

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A preliminary CO emission line survey covering a strip at b = -2' from ℓ = 359°.7 to ℓ = 2°.8 is presented which shows a continuous band of emission connecting the region between Sgr A and Sgr B. A high-resolution map of the Sgr A cloud near the galactic center shows that there are at least two clouds centered within 3' of each other with a velocity difference of 35 km s^(-1). Measurement of the ^(13)C^(16)O and ^12)C^(18)O emission indicates isotopic abundances similar to those of the solar system.

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Additional Information:© 1972. The American Astronomical Society. Received 1972 April 26; revised 1972 June 12. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is operated by Associated Universities, Inc., under contract with the National Science Foundation.
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