Astron. J., 131, 2525-2537 (2006/May-0)
MAGPIS: a Multi-Array Galactic Plane Imaging Survey.
HELFAND D.J., BECKER R.H., WHITE R.L., FALLON A. and TUTTLE S.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present the Multi-Array Galactic Plane Imaging Survey (MAGPIS), which maps portions of the first Galactic quadrant with an angular resolution, sensitivity, and dynamic range that surpass existing radio images of the Milky Way by more than an order of magnitude. The source detection threshold at 20 cm is in the range 1-2 mJy over the 85% of the survey region (5°<l<32°, |b|<0°.8) not covered by bright extended emission; the angular resolution is ∼6". We catalog over 3000 discrete sources (diameters mostly <30") and present an atlas of ∼400 diffuse emission regions. New and archival data at 90 cm for the whole survey area are also presented. Comparison of our catalogs and images with the Midcourse Space Experiment mid-infrared data allows us to provide preliminary discrimination between thermal and nonthermal sources. We identify 49 high-probability supernova remnant candidates, increasing by a factor of 7 the number of known remnants with diameters smaller than 5' in the survey region; several are pulsar wind nebula candidates and/or very small diameter remnants (D<45''). We report the tentative identification of several hundred H II regions based on a comparison with the mid-IR data; they range in size from unresolved ultracompact sources to large complexes of diffuse emission on scales of half a degree. In several of the latter regions, cospatial nonthermal emission illustrates the interplay between stellar death and birth. We comment briefly on plans for follow-up observations and our extension of the survey; when complemented by data from ongoing X-ray and mid-IR observations, we expect MAGPIS to provide an important contribution to our understanding of the birth and death of massive stars in the Milky Way.
Catalogs - Galaxy: General - ISM: H II Regions - Radio Continuum: ISM - ISM: Supernova Remnants - Surveys
VizieR on-line data:
<Available at CDS (J/AJ/131/2525): table2.dat table3.dat table4.dat>
Table 2: MAGPIS GLL.lllll+B.bbbbb N about 3000. Table 3: MAGPIS Diffuse GLL.llll+B.bbbb N about 400. Table 4: MAGPIS SNR? GLL.llll+B.bbbb N=49.
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