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31st of July 2015
ATCA remote observing from Socorro
by Juergen Ott (NRAO)
A happy PI (Juergen Ott) remotely observing the Galactic Centre with the ATCA from Socorro, New Mexico, USA. The goal of SWAG (Survey of Water and Ammonia in the Galactic Center) is to simultaneously map 42 spectral lines and wideband continuum across the entire Central Molecular Zone in >6000 pointings. The data will be used to characterise the physical conditions (temperature, density, shocks, ionization, and UV-dominated regions) in this extreme environment, and to observe stars in the making.

Photo credit: J. Ott/V. Rosero/D. Medlin

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