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Tracing major structures of the inner Galaxy with 6.7-GHz methanol masers

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posted on 2023-05-23, 07:39 authored by Green, JA, Caswell, JL, McClure-Griffiths, NM, Avison, A, Breen, SL, Burton, MG, Simon Ellingsen, Fuller, GA, Gray, MD, Pestalozzi, M, Thompson, MA, Voronkov, MA
Through analysis of correlations within the longitude-velocity distribution of 6.7-GHz methanol masers, we identify density enhancements indicative of large-scale regions of enhanced star formation. In the context of the inner structure of our Galaxy these are interpreted as the starting points of the spiral arms and the interaction of the long Galactic bar with the 3–kpc arms. Signatures of a continuous 3–kpc arm structure are seen including a prominent tangent at –22° Galactic longitude.

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Publication title

EPJ Web of Conferences

Volume

19

Editors

C Reylé, A Robin and M Schultheis

Pagination

1-3

ISBN

978-2-7598-0718-5

Department/School

School of Natural Sciences

Publisher

EDP Sciences

Place of publication

France

Event title

Assembling the Puzzle of the Milky Way

Event Venue

Le Grand-Bornand, France

Date of Event (Start Date)

2011-04-17

Date of Event (End Date)

2011-04-22

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Copyright 2012 the Authors

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