AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 192 Radio Astronomy Legacy Sky Surveys with the Arecibo L-band Feed Array (ALFA)
Special Session, Thursday, 10:00-11:30am, January 12, 2006, Delaware A

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[192.06] GALFA-HI : The First 1000 Square Degrees

J. E. Goldston (UC Berkeley), GALFA-HI Collaboration

Over the course of the last year the GALFA collaboration has mapped vast swaths of the 21-cm sky. The factor of 10 increase in resolution over other large area surveys that the GALFA survey provides has revealed a wealth of new and eye-catching structures in the ISM. These preliminary 1000 square degrees of maps in the Galactic anti-center, the Taurus molecular cloud, and various high-latitude regions display the first glimmer of what large, high resolution Galactic HI maps can show us and demonstrate how little we actually understand the dominant constituent of our own ISM.

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