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Methanol MultiBeam Survey The Methanol MultiBeam Survey is a sensitive survey of massive young stars in the Milky Way Galaxy to detect methanol masers. The survey is carried out by scanning the telescope in galactic longitude. Spectra cover a 4-MHz band, corresponding to a velocity range of 180 km/s, with 2048 channels each separated by 0.09 km/s. Regions towards the galactic centre are scanned more than once with different velocity settings, so that all likely radial velocities are searched. A second frequency band centred on the 6035-MHz line of hydroxyl (OH) is observed in parallel with the methanol band.


Astronomy News
Astro Pro-Am: Professional and amateur astronomers join forces
New images of a quartet of galaxies combine the efforts of Chandra, Spitzer, and two amateur astrophotographers.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:00:00 GMT
How black holes shape galaxies
A group of astronomers has found a relatively simple relationship between the color of a galaxy and the size of its bulge — the more massive the bulge, the redder the galaxy.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT
“Upside-down planet” reveals new method for studying binary star systems
The first “self-lensing” binary star system — one in which the mass of the closer star can be measured by how powerfully it magnifies light from its more distant companion star — has been confirmed.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:00 GMT
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Cosmography of the Local Universe View a film by Hélène Courtois, Daniel Pomarède, R. Brent Tully, Yehuda Hoffman, and Denis Courtois. All rights reserved.

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Survey Coverage of the Milky Way
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A hyperlinked visual summary (pdf) of all ongoing relevant surveys, prepared in conjunction with the NSF proposal, The Hierarchical Structure of Star-Forming Regions in the Milky Way.

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