Searching for galaxies in the zone of avoidance

  • Patricia A. Henning
VI. The Magellanic Clouds and the Outer Regions of Other Galaxies
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 306)


Studies of external galaxies are hindered by the fact that 20–25% of the sky lies in the “zone of avoidance” where galaxies are hidden by the Galactic disk. Dr. Frank J. Kerr and I have conducted a pilot survey at 21 cm to determine the ease with which galaxies may be discovered behind the Milky Way.


Galactic Plane Galactic Disk Clear Region Full Survey Beam Area 
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  1. Kerr, F.J., and Henning, P.A., 1987, Ap. J. (Letters), in press.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia A. Henning
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  1. 1.Astronomy ProgramUniversity of MarylandCollege Park

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