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Cohen and Thaddeus 1977

Cohen, R.S., and P. Thaddeus, 1977: An out-of-plane galactic carbon monoxide survey. Astrophys. J., 217, L155-L159, doi:10.1086/182560.

Galactic CO line emission at 115 GHz has been surveyed in the region 15° < l < 60° and -1.5° ≲ b ≲ 1.5° latitude. In addition to confirming the findings of previous in-plane surveys that galactic CO emission is concentrated in a ring 6 kpc in radius, a fit of a cylindrically symmetric galactic model to the observational data has provided a determination of the thickness of this molecular ring and its displacement from the conventional galactic plane, both as functions of galactocentric distance. The average half-thickness at half-maximum of the molecular ring is 59 pc, and the average displacement of the ring with respect to the b = ° plane is -40 pc.

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  author={Cohen, R. S. and Thaddeus, P.},
  title={An out-of-plane galactic carbon monoxide survey},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal},

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ID  - co04100j
AU  - Cohen, R. S.
AU  - Thaddeus, P.
PY  - 1977
TI  - An out-of-plane galactic carbon monoxide survey
JA  - Astrophys. J.
JO  - Astrophysical Journal
VL  - 217
SP  - L155
EP  - L159
DO  - 10.1086/182560
ER  -

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