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Galactic All-sky Survey

(HI survey of the Milky Way)

The Galactic All-sky Survey (GASS) is a survey of HI emissions throughout the Milky Way. It covers all the sky below a declination of +1° with an angular resolution of 16 arcminutes. It observes the 21cm line of neutral hydrogen, recording wavelength deviations interpreted as Doppler shifts due to radial velocity of the gas. As such it covers moving HI regions with local standard of rest velocities in the range of -400 km/s to +500 km/s with a resolution of 1 km/s. For the northern sky, GALFA-HI and EBHIS are providing analogous data. Observations were made in 2005-2006 on the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia, and data was released in 2009.

(survey,Milky Way,HI,all sky)

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astronomical survey