The coordinated radio and infrared survey for High-mass star formation (The CORNISH Survey). I. Survey design

Hoare, M.G. and Purcell, C.R. and Churchwell, E.B. and Diamond, P. and Cotton, W.D. and Chandler, C.J. and Smethurst, S. and Kurtz, S.E. and Mundy, L.G. and Dougherty, S.M. and Fender, R.P. and Fuller, G.A. and Jackson, J.M. and Garrington, S.T. and Gledhill, T.R. and Goldsmith, P.F. and Lumsden, S.L. and Martí, J. and Moore, T.J.T. and Muxlow, T.W.B. and Oudmaijer, R.D. and Pandian, J.D. and Paredes, J.M. and Shepherd, D.S. and Spencer, R.E. and Thompson, M.A. and Umana, G. and Urquhart, J.S. and Zijlstra, A.A. (2012) The coordinated radio and infrared survey for High-mass star formation (The CORNISH Survey). I. Survey design. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124 (919). pp. 939-955. ISSN 0004-6280. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1086/668058) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We describe the motivation, design, and implementation of the CORNISH survey, an arcsecondresolution radio continuum survey of the inner galactic plane at 5 GHz using the Very Large Array (VLA). It is a blind survey coordinated with the northern Spitzer GLIMPSE I region covering 10° < l < 65° and |b| < 1° at similar resolution. We discuss in detail the strategy that we employed to control the shape of the synthesised beam across this survey, which covers a wide range of fairly low declinations. Two snapshots separated by 4h kept the beam elongation to less that 1.5 over 75% of the survey area and less than 2 over 98% of the survey. The prime scientific motivation is to provide an unbiased survey for ultra-compact H II regions to study this key phase in massive star formation. A sensitivity around 2 mJy will allow the automatic distinction between radio-loud and radio-quiet mid- IR sources found in the Spitzer surveys. This survey has many legacy applications beyond star formation, including evolved stars, active stars and binaries, and extragalactic sources. The CORNISH survey for compact ionized sources complements other Galactic plane surveys that target diffuse and nonthermal sources, as well as atomic and molecular phases to build up a complete picture of the interstellar medium in the Galaxy.

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Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: James Urquhart
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 15:10 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 08:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52210 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Urquhart, J.S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1605-8050
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