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A UNIFORM CATALOG OF MOLECULAR CLOUDS IN THE MILKY WAY

  • Authors: Thomas S. Rice, Alyssa A. Goodman, Edwin A. Bergin, Christopher Beaumont, and T. M. Dame

2016 The Astrophysical Journal 822 52.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 2.

Example dendrogram extraction of Orion B: a nearby, well-studied giant molecular cloud. Top left: (l, b) thumbnail of the cloud and its neighboring region as seen on the sky. Bottom left: (l, v) thumbnail of the same region. Right: dendrogram cutout, with Orion B's structures highlighted in blue. The pixels corresponding to the highlighted dendrogram structures are outlined in the blue contour (in projection); a representative ellipse is drawn in red, with semimajor axis length equal to the second moment along each relevant dimension (as calculated in Section 2.2). Data come from DHT Survey #27 (the Orion complex).

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