New images from the UKST H alpha survey

JV Precious*, S Phillipps, QA Parker

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Despite the obvious vital importance of star formation for the evolution of the structure of our Galaxy (and other spirals), general surveys of star forming regions within the Galaxy are remarkable for their paucity. In particular, no complete large scale, yet detailed survey in H alpha emission-the prime optical indicator of star formation and general ionized gas-has yet been carried out.

The Anglo-Australian Observatory is currently working on a new H alpha survey of the Southern Galactic Plane using the U.K. Schmidt Telescope with a narrow band H alpha filter. The survey will consist of some 200 fields, separated by 4 degrees rather than the usual 5 degrees due to the physical size of the filter. Prior to the commencement of the full survey, a number of H alpha films were obtained on behalf of the original "H-alpha Consortium". It is from these films that the images presented here are taken.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM
EditorsAR Taylor, TL Landecker, G Joncas
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages138-141
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1-886733-89-9
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventConference on New Perspectives on the Interstellar Medium - NARAMATA, Canada
Duration: 22 Aug 199828 Aug 1998

Publication series

NameASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE SERIES
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Volume168

Conference

ConferenceConference on New Perspectives on the Interstellar Medium
CountryCanada
Period22/08/9828/08/98

Keywords

  • NGC-6334

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