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MALT90 - final data release

We are pleased to release the final instalment of data for the Millimetre Astronomy Legacy Team 90GHz (MALT90) survey.

MALT90 is a large survey aimed at characterizing high-mass dense clumps. Exploiting the unique broad frequency range and mapping capabilities of the Mopra 22-m telescope, MALT90 is the first systematic survey of several thousand dense clumps in the southern sky at this frequency. MALT90 is the largest database of molecular line emission toward high-mass star-forming clumps.

This final data release comprises all 2012 maps toward the dense clumps mapped during MALT90's four observing seasons (2010-2013). For each clump, the data release includes processed (l,b,v) cubes and (l,b) moment and error maps for all 16 of the emission lines observed.

The data are available through the Australia Telescope Online Archive (ATOA) : http://atoa.atnf.csiro.au/MALT90

For more information about MALT90 go to: http://malt90.bu.edu/

MALT90 Acknowledgement: The MALT90 project team gratefully acknowledges the use of dense core positions supplied by ATLASGAL. ATLASGAL is a collaboration between the Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG: Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the University of Chile.

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Added by Jill Rathborne on 2014-02-14

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