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Galactic synchrotron emissivity measurements between 250° MWA

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  • H. Su
  • N. Hurley-Walker
  • C. A. Jackson
  • N. M. McClure-Griffiths
  • S. J. Tingay
  • L. Hindson
  • P. Hancock
  • R. B. Wayth
  • B. M. Gaensler
  • L. Staveley-Smith
  • J. Morgan
  • M. Johnston-Hollitt
  • E. Lenc
  • M. E. Bell
  • J. R. Callingham
  • K. S. Dwarkanath
  • B. Q. For
  • A. D. Kapińska
  • B. McKinley
  • A. R. Offringa
  • And 3 others
  • P. Procopio
  • C. Wu
  • Q. Zheng
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3163-3174
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume465
Issue3
Early online date17 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

Abstract

Synchrotron emission pervades the Galactic plane at low radio frequencies, originating from cosmic ray electrons interacting with the Galactic magnetic field. Using a low-frequency radio telescope, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), we measure the free-free absorption of this Galactic synchrotron emission by intervening HII regions along the line of sight. These absorption measurements allow us to calculate the Galactic cosmic-ray electron emissivity behind and in front of 47 detected HII regions in the region $250^\circ

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This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society following peer review. The version of record, H. Su et al, 'Galactic synchrotron emissivity measurements between 250◦ <l <355◦ from the GLEAM survey with the MWA', MNRAS, 465(3): 3163-3174, first published online 17 November 2016, is available via doi: 10.1093/mnras/stw2959. © : 2016 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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