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Galactic All-sky Survey

(HI survey of the Milky Way)

The Galactic All-sky Survey (GASS) was a survey of HI emissions throughout the Milky Way. It covered all the sky below a declination of +1° with an angular resolution of 16 arcminutes. It observed the 21-cm line of neutral hydrogen, recording wavelength deviations interpreted as Doppler shifts due to radial velocity of the gas. As such it covered 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. Observations were made in 2005-2006 on the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia, and data was released in 2009.

For the northern sky, the surveys, GALFA-HI (using Arecibo Observatory) and EBHIS (Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey, using the Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope) are providing analogous data.

(survey,Milky Way,HI,all sky,past)
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HI 4-Pi Survey (HI4PI)