A deep submillimeter survey of the galactic center

Pierce-Price, D.; Richer, J. S.; Greaves, J. S.; Holland, W. S.; Jenness, T.; Lasenby, A. N.; White, G. J.; Matthews, H. E.; Ward-Thompson, D.; Dent, W. R. F.; Zylka, R.; Mezger, P.; Hasegawa, T.; Oka, T.; Omont, A. and Gilmore, G. (2001). A deep submillimeter survey of the galactic center. In: Tetons 4: Galactic Structure, Stars and the Interstellar Medium, ASP Conference Series, 231 pp. 228–235.

URL: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2001ASPC..231..228P


We present first results from a submillimeter continuum survey of the Galactic Center 'Central Molecular Zone' (CMZ), made with SCUBA on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. SCUBA's scan-map mode has allowed us to make extremely wide-field maps of thermal dust emission with unprecedented speed and sensitivity. Our simulataneous 850/450 micron maps have a total size of approximately 2.8 x 0.5 deg (400pc x 75pc) elongated along the galactic plane. In addition to giant molecular clouds and the Sgr A* point source, there are compact sources associated with maser sites, shells, and filamentary dust structures on scales up to several arcminutes.

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