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Observations of the galactic plane at 960 mc/sec


Wilson, Robert Woodrow (1962) Observations of the galactic plane at 960 mc/sec. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


A survey of the radio radiation at 960 Mc/s from the part of the plane of the Galaxy with declination above 48 [degrees] has been made. 112 discrete sources were found in the region studied. The positions, intensities, and sizes of these sources have been catalogued, and a search for optical identifications made. The broadly distributed radiation is interpreted in terms of a space distribution of ionized hydrogen and of emissivity from synchrotron emission.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Awards:The Nobel Prize in Physics, 1978
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Schmidt, Maarten
Group:Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1962
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04012003-131925
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ID Code:1237
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Deposited On:01 Apr 2003
Last Modified:28 Mar 2019 17:35

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