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2005MNRAS.360.1545P - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 360, 1545-1552 (2005/July-2)

Analysis of the thin layer of Galactic warm ionized gas in the range 20 ° < l < 30 °, -1.5 ° < b < +1.5 °.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present an analysis of the thin layer of Galactic warm ionized gas at an angular resolution ∼10 arcmin. This is carried out using radio continuum data at 1.4, 2.7 and 5 GHz in the coordinate region. For this purpose, we evaluate the zero level of the 2.7- and 5-GHz surveys using auxiliary data at 2.3 GHz and 408MHz. The derived zero-level corrections are Tzero(2.7GHz) = 0.15±0.06K and Tzero(5GHz) = 0.1±0.05K. We separate the thermal (free-free) and non-thermal (synchrotron) component by means of a spectral analysis performed adopting an antenna temperature spectral index -2.1 for the free-free emission, a realistic spatial distribution of indices for the synchrotron radiation and by fitting, pixel-by-pixel, the Galactic spectral index. We find that at 5 GHz, for|b| = 0°, the fraction of thermal emission reaches a maximum value of 82 per cent, while at 1.4 GHz, the corresponding value is 68 per cent. In addition, for the thermal emission, the analysis indicates a dominant contribution of the diffuse component relative to the source component associated with discrete HII regions.

Abstract Copyright: 2005 RAS

Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: structure - radio continuum: ISM

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