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Paper: The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey
Volume: 417, Submillimeter Astrophysics and Technology: A Symposium Honoring Thomas G. Phillips
Page: 277
Authors: Glenn, J.; Aguirre, J.; Bally, J.; Battersby, C.; Bradley, E. T.; Cyganowski, C.; Dowell, D.; Drosback, M.; Dunham, M. K.; Evans, N. J., II; Ginsburg, A.; Harvey, P.; Rosolowsky, E.; Schlingman, W.; Shirley, Y. L.; Stringfellow, G. S.; Walawender, J.; Williams, J.
Abstract: The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey (BGPS) is a 1.1 mm continuum survey of the northern Galactic Plane made with Bolocam and the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. The coverage totals 170 square degrees, comprised of a contiguous range from -10.5° ≤ l ≤ 90.5°, -0.5° ≤ b ≤ 0.5°, with extended coverage in b in selected regions, and four targeted regions in the outer Galaxy, including: IC1396, toward the Perseus arm at l ≈ 111°, W3/4/5, and Gem OB1. Depths of the maps range from 30 to 60 mJy beam-1. Approximately 8,400 sources were detected and the maps and source catalog have been made publicly available. Millimeter-wave thermal dust emission reveals dense regions within molecular clouds, thus the BGPS serves as a database for studies of the dense interstellar medium and star formation within the Milky Way.
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