Arcminute Resolution VLA Imaging of High Latitude HI

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Session 12 -- Interstellar medium
Display presentation, Monday, 9, 1995, 9:20am - 6:30pm

[12.12] Arcminute Resolution VLA Imaging of High Latitude HI

M.A. Holdaway, M.P. Rupen (NRAO), G.R. Knapp (Princton), S. West, W. B. Burton (Leiden)

We have used the VLA and the Dwingaloo 25-m telescope to mosaic HI at one arcminute spatial resolution and 1.3~km/s velocity resolution in two high latitude 2$^{\Box}$ fields. One field is centered on a bright filament in an infrared cirrus cloud, the other is a blank field with essentially no IRAS structure. We detect extended HI features with large ($>$6~km/s) velocity widths in the cirrus field and filamentary HI emission with velocity widths of 2-6~km/s in both fields. In the cirrus field, the HI shows qualitative agreement with the dust emission. We will display a detailed comparison between the HI and deconvolved IRAS images. In the ``blank field'', the weaker HI filaments appear at intermediate negative velocities and are $\sim 30$ times brighter than the background.

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