HCN SURVEY OF NORMAL SPIRAL, INFRARED-LUMINOUS, AND ULTRALUMINOUS GALAXIES

@article{Gao2004HCNSO,
  title={HCN SURVEY OF NORMAL SPIRAL, INFRARED-LUMINOUS, AND ULTRALUMINOUS GALAXIES},
  author={Yu Gao and Philip Myron Solomon},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2004},
  volume={152},
  pages={63-80}
}
  • Yu Gao, P. Solomon
  • Published 14 October 2003
  • Physics
  • Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
We report systematic HCN J = 1-0 (and CO) observations of a sample of 53 infrared (IR) and/or CO-bright and/or luminous galaxies, including seven ultraluminous infrared galaxies, nearly 20 luminous infrared galaxies, and more than a dozen of the nearest normal spiral galaxies. This is the largest and most sensitive HCN survey of galaxies to date. All galaxies observed so far follow the tight correlation between the IR luminosity LIR and the HCN luminosity LHCN initially proposed by Solomon… Expand

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