ThrUMMS - The Three-mm Ultimate Milky Way Survey

ThrUMMS Technical Details


 

Planned ThrUMMS Coverage

 

Fig 1: The background image is taken from the Columbia-CfA Survey and the red box outlines the original planned coverage for ThrUMMS.

l Coverage

b Coverage
Total Planned Coverage
Spectral Lines Observed

No. of

Channels

Channel Width
Velocity Width
Angular Resolution
rms
300° to 360°
-1° to 1°
120 sq. deg.
12CO
13CO, C18O, CN
2 x 4096
~ 0.1
360 km s-1
72"
1.5 K/ch

0.7 K/ch

 

3mm Observations

Mopra details

  • Telescope: 22m diameter dish, beam FWHM 36" at 85-100 GHz (Ladd et al 2005)
  • Receiver: 3mm MMIC covering 75-116 GHz, Tsys < 200 K below 100 GHz in good weather
  • On-the-fly (OTF) mapping with ~beam sampling

We are using a combination of Fast Mapping (FM) and pseudo Fast Mapping (psFM; Barnes & Dame 2009) for very large OTF map areas. Typically a 0.5° × 0.5° map takes 1.5 – 2 hours of clock time.

 

MOPS digital filterbank

  • Bandwidth: 8 GHz instantaneous, comprised of four 2 GHz blocks, with up to 128k spectral channels
  • Zoom mode: 4 blocks with 2 polarisations, each with 4096 channels

ThrUMMS spectroscopy

Complete coverage of the entire fourth quadrant will be mapped for the following spectral lines, with an available zoom coverage up to ~360 km s-1:
  • C18O (J=1 to 0) at 109.78 GHz
  • 13CO (J=1 to 0) at 110.20 GHz
  • CN (J=1 to 0, 5 hyperfine components) at 113.50 GHz
  • 12CO (J=1 to 0) at 115.27 GHz

 

Current ThrUMMS Coverage

  • Phase II mapping (all 480 half degree maps) completed.
  • See the Data Release Bank for the current coverage available for download