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2005A&A...437..101E - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 437, 101-112 (2005/7-1)

HI shells in the outer Milky Way.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present results of a method for an automatic search for HI shells in 3D data cubes and apply it to the Leiden-Dwingeloo HI survey of the northern Milky Way. In the 2nd Galactic quadrant, where identifications of structures are not substantially influenced by overlapping, we find nearly 300 structures. The Galactic distribution of shells has an exponential profile in the radial direction with a scale length of σgsh=3kpc. In the z direction, one half of the shells are found at distances smaller than 500pc. We also calculate the energies necessary to create the shells: there are several structures with energies greater than 10ESN but only one with an energy exceeding 100ESN. Their size distribution, corrected for distance effects, is approximated by a power-law with an index α=2.1. Our identifications provide a lower limit to the filling factor of shells in the outer Milky Way: f2D=0.4 and f3D=0.05.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: bubbles - ISM: structure - Galaxy: structure - methods: data analysis

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/437/101): table1.dat>

Nomenclature: Table 1: GSH LLL+BB+VVV N=628.

Simbad objects: 651

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