J.A.T. template series was designed 2006 by 4bp.de: www.4bp.de, www.oltrogge.ws

Hi-GAL is coming !!!

This fantastic picture is a 70-170-350um composite image of the Galactic Plane at the longitude of 59° in the Vulpecula region. Most remarkable features that can be seen are shock fronts from HII regions, bubbles, Interstellar medium structured at all scales, and remarkable filamentary structures with on-going star formation.

 

Hi-GAL is the Herschel Open Time Key-Project that will map the entire Galactic Plane of the Milky Way (-1° < b < +1°, following the Galactic warp) in 5 bands between 60 and 600μm at a diffraction-limited 4-40" spatial resolution. Thanks to subsequent allocation of observing time obtained in the three Herschel calls for proposal, Hi-GAL is now the largest Open time Key-Project of the Herschel mission with almost 900 hours observing time for a total mapping area of 720 square degrees. 


Hi-GAL embodies the optimum combination of Herschel wavelength coverage, sensitivity, mapping strategy and speed to deliver, in a single and homogeneous dataset of extraordinary legacy value, the ultimate census, temperature, luminosity, mass and Spectral Energy Distribution of star forming regions and cold ISM structures in all the environments of the Galactic ecosystem, at unprecedented resolutions, and at all scales from massive objects in protoclusters to the full spiral arm.

 
J.A.T. template series was designed 2006 by 4bp.de: www.4bp.de, www.oltrogge.ws
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