THE MILLIMETER ASTRONOMY LEGACY TEAM 90 GHz (MALT90) PILOT SURVEY

@article{Foster2011THEMA,
  title={THE MILLIMETER ASTRONOMY LEGACY TEAM 90 GHz (MALT90) PILOT SURVEY},
  author={Jonathan B. Foster and James M. Jackson and Peter J. Barnes and Elizabeth Barris and Kate J. Brooks and Maria R. Cunningham and Susanna C. Finn and Gary A. Fuller and Steven N. Longmore and Joshua L. Mascoop and Nicolas Peretto and Jill M. Rathborne and Patricio Sanhueza and F. Schuller and Friedrich Wyrowski},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2011},
  volume={197}
}
We describe a pilot survey conducted with the Mopra 22 m radio telescope in preparation for the Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team Survey at 90 GHz (MALT90). We identified 182 candidate dense molecular clumps using six different selection criteria and mapped each source simultaneously in 16 different lines near 90 GHz. We present a summary of the data and describe how the results of the pilot survey shaped the design of the larger MALT90 survey. We motivate our selection of target sources for the… 

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