| A blind HI survey of the extragalactic sky behind the southern Milky Way has been conducted with the multibeam receiver on the 64-m Parkes radio telescope. The survey covers the Galactic longitude range 212 degr < l < 36 degr and Galactic latitudes |b| < 5 degr. This region is historically called the
The image above shows the HI detections overlaid on the dust map in this region of sky (
A paper describing all of this work has been published today in the Astronomical Journal. The author list includes experts in the study of the Zone of Avoidance, some of whom used the Dwingeloo 25-m telescope for a similar, complementary survey in the 90s. In future, the SKA and its pathfinders will explore this region and the rest of the extragalactic HI sky to even greater detail.
|Staveley-Smith, Kraan-Korteweg, Schröder, Henning, Koribalski, Stewart and Heald