GIANT MOLECULAR CLOUDS AND STAR FORMATION IN THE NON-GRAND DESIGN SPIRAL GALAXY NGC 6946

@article{Rebolledo2012GIANTMC,
  title={GIANT MOLECULAR CLOUDS AND STAR FORMATION IN THE NON-GRAND DESIGN SPIRAL GALAXY NGC 6946},
  author={David Rebolledo and Tony Wong and Adam K. Leroy and Jin Koda and Jennifer Meyer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={757}
}
We present high spatial resolution observations of giant molecular clouds (GMCs) in the eastern part of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 6946 obtained with the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA). We have observed CO(1 → 0), CO(2 → 1) and 13CO(1 → 0), achieving spatial resolutions of 5.″4 × 5.″0, 2.″5 × 2.″0, and 5.″6 × 5.″4, respectively, over a region of 6 × 6 kpc. This region extends from 1.5 kpc to 8 kpc galactocentric radius, thus avoiding the intense star… 
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