Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

ATLASGAL, the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy

  • F. Schuller (a1), K. M. Menten (a1), F. Wyrowski (a1), H. Beuther (a2), S. Bontemps (a3), L. Bronfman (a4), Y. Contreras (a4), T. Henning (a2), F. Motte (a5), P. Schilke (a6), M. Walmsley (a7) and A. Zavagno (a8)...

Abstract

Submillimeter continuum emission traces high molecular column densities and, thus, dense cloud regions in which new stars are forming. Surveys of the Galactic plane in such emission have the potential of delivering an unbiased view of high-mass star formation throughout the Milky Way. Here we present the scope, current status and first results of ATLASGAL, an ongoing survey of the Galactic plane using the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (LABOCA) on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope at the Chajnantor plateau in Chile. Aimed at mapping 360 square degrees at 870 μm, with a uniform sensitivity of 50 mJy/beam, this survey will provide the first unbiased sample of cold dusty clumps in the Galaxy at submillimeter wavelengths. These will be targets for molecular line follow-up observations and high resolution studies with ALMA and the EVLA.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      ATLASGAL, the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      ATLASGAL, the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      ATLASGAL, the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

References

Hide All
Güsten, R., Nyman, L. Å., Schilke, P., Menten, K., Cesarsky, C., & Booth, R. 2006, A&A 454, L13
Price, S. D., Egan, M. P., Carey, S. J, Mizuno, D. R., & Kuchar, T. A. 2001, AJ 121, 2819
Schuller, F., Menten, K. M., Contreras, Y., et al. 2009, A&A in press
Siringo, G., Kreysa, E., Kovács, A., et al. 2009, A&A 497, 945
MathJax
MathJax is a JavaScript display engine for mathematics. For more information see http://www.mathjax.org.

Keywords

Related content

Powered by UNSILO

ATLASGAL, the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy

  • F. Schuller (a1), K. M. Menten (a1), F. Wyrowski (a1), H. Beuther (a2), S. Bontemps (a3), L. Bronfman (a4), Y. Contreras (a4), T. Henning (a2), F. Motte (a5), P. Schilke (a6), M. Walmsley (a7) and A. Zavagno (a8)...

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.