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Detailed maps of interstellar clouds in front of ω Centauri: Small-scale structures in the Galactic disc-halo interface

van Loon, Jacco Th; Smith, Keith T; McDonald, I; Sarre, Peter J; Fossey, Stephen J; Sharp, Robert

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The multiphase interstellar medium (ISM) is highly structured, on scales from the size of the Solar System to that of a galaxy. In particular, small-scale structures are difficult to study and hence are poorly understood. We used the multiplex capabilities of the AAOmega spectrograph at the Anglo-Australian Telescope to create a half-square-degree map of the neutral and low-ionized ISM in front of the nearby (∼5 kpc), most massive Galactic globular cluster, ω Centauri. Its redshifted,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80174
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15131.x

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