AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 40 Galaxies
Poster, Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 10:00am-6:45pm, West Exhibit Hall

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[40.01] Radio Images of the Large Magellanic Cloud

J. R. Dickel (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), V. McIntyre (Australia Telescope National Facility)

We have used the Australia Telescope Compact Array to construct radio continuum images of the Large Magellanic Cloud at wavelengths of 6 and 3.5 cm with resolutions of 35 and 20 arcsec, respectively (9 and 5 pc at the 50 kpc distance of the LMC). A total of 6336 mosaic positions were used to cover an area of 6 degrees on a side. To include the broad scale emission which cannot be measured by the interferometer, data from the Parkes 64-meter telescope are also included. In addition, limited data using the sixth antenna at ~ 6-km baselines are available to distinguish bright point sources (< 2 and 1.2 arcsec, reespectively). All of the well known supernova remnants and H II regions are clearly seen and some new sources are found. Comparisons with various optical and x-ray catalogs are under way.

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