Searching for galaxies in the zone of avoidance
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.
KeywordsGalactic Plane Galactic Disk Clear Region Full Survey Beam Area
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