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A Highly Symmetrical Pattern in the Continuum Emission from the Galactic Centre Region

Naturevolume 212pages166167 (1966) | Download Citation



CONTINUUM observations of a small region near the galactic centre have been carried out by a number of authors over a large range of wavelengths. A strong peak of small angular diameter (Sagittarius A) is found within a few minutes of arc of the origin of the new galactic co-ordinate system. There are also a number of other components of the central source complex, all of which are near the galactic equator. More detail is observed at the shorter wavelengths, mainly because of the higher resolution that has been used. At all wavelengths there is a striking asymmetry in longitude, with more emission from the northern side of the centre.

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  1. C.S.I.R.O. Radiophysics Laboratory, Sydney, Australia

    • F. J. KERR
    •  & M. W. SINCLAIR


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