AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 44. The Milky Way: Center and Halo
Display, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 10:00am-6:30pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[44.04] New Fully-Sampled Maps of the Galactic Center Region in CO(7-6), CO(4-3), and [CI]

C.L. Martin, A.A. Stark, A.P. Lane, S. Kim (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

We have imaged a three-quarter of a square degree region around the Galactic Center in the CO(7-6), CO(4-3), CI(3P2-3P1), and CI(3P1-3P0) transitions using the Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO). The data are fully-sampled and have a velocity resolution of 0.6 km s-1. These maps show greater detail over a considerably larger region than has been mapped previously by ourselves or other groups. Bright CO(7-6) emission is detected in the well-known Galactic Center clouds Sgr A and Sgr B. We also detect CO(4-3) absorption at vLSR = -4 km s-1 along the line of sight toward the Galactic Center. Using a comparison of the CO(7-6) and CO(4-3) intensities with observations of CO(1-0) and 13CO(1-0), an LVG model is applied to estimate the kinetic temperature and density of the entire mapped region.

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