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A new 95GHz methanol maser catalog. I. Data


Yang, W and Xu, Y and Chen, X and Ellingsen, SP and Lu, D and Ju, B and Li, Y, A new 95GHz methanol maser catalog. I. Data, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 231, (2) Article 20. ISSN 0067-0049 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aa6ff3


The Purple Mountain Observatory 13.7 m radio telescope has been used to search for 95 GHz (8071A+) class I methanol masers toward 1020 Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey (BGPS) sources, leading to 213 detections. We have compared the line width of the methanol and HCO+ thermal emission in all of the methanol detections, and on that basis, we find that 205 of the 213 detections are very likely to be masers. This corresponds to an overall detection rate of 95 GHz methanol masers toward our BGPS sample of 20%. Of the 205 detected masers, 144 (70%) are new discoveries. Combining our results with those of previous 95 GHz methanol maser searches, a total of 481 95 GHz methanol masers are now known. We have compiled a catalog listing the locations and properties of all known 95 GHz methanol masers.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ISM: molecules, masers, radio lines: ISM, stars: formation
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Ellingsen, SP (Professor Simon Ellingsen)
ID Code:120510
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2017-08-28
Last Modified:2018-04-27
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