The RMS survey: ammonia mapping of the environment of massive young stellar objects

  title={The RMS survey: ammonia mapping of the environment of massive young stellar objects},
  author={J. S. Urquhart and Charles C. Figura and Toby Moore and Timea Csengeri and S. L. Lumsden and Thushara G. S. Pillai and Maggie Thompson and David J. Eden and Larry Morgan and Mpifr and Wartburg College and Ljmu and Leeds and Herts and Universit'e de Strasbourg and Met Office},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present the results of ammonia observations towards 66 massive star forming regions identified by the Red Midcourse Space Experiment Source survey. We have used the Green Bank Telescope and the K-Band Focal Plane Array to map the ammonia (NH3) (1,1) and (2,2) inversion emission at a resolution of 30 arcsec in 8 arcmin regions towards the positions of embedded massive star formation. We have identified a total of 115 distinct clumps, approximately two-thirds of which are associated with an… 
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