The Open UniversitySkip to content

The Galactic Centre - a spectroscopic and imaging study with the LWS

White, G. J.; Smith, H. A.; Stacey, G. J.; Fischer, J.; Spinoglio, L.; Baluteau, J. P.; Cernicharo, J. and Bradford, C. M. (1999). The Galactic Centre - a spectroscopic and imaging study with the LWS. In: The Universe as Seen by ISO, 20-23 Oct 1998, Paris, p. 787.

Full text available as:
Full text not publicly available
Due to copyright restrictions, this file is not available for public download
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


We report observations of a fully sampled (spatially and spectrally) mapping of the central few arcminutes around the Galactic Centre, using the ISO LWS. The maps show the relative spatial distributions in about 20 different emission and absorption lines. The circumnuclear disc is clearly traced by some molecular lines, whilst the central region dominates in other atomic and ionised lines. Spectra are also be shown of several other interesting sources within the Galactic Centre cloud ensemble, including Sgr A West and the `Sickle' cluster.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 1999 European Space Agency
Extra Information: The Universe as Seen by ISO.
Eds. P. Cox & M. F. Kessler.
ESA-SP 427.,
pp. 787-790
Keywords: galactic centre; far infrared astronomy; spectroscopy
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 33307
Depositing User: G. J. White
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2012 15:38
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 13:27
Share this page:

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340