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Spectroscopy of Hydrocarbon Grains toward the Galactic Center and Quintuplet Cluster

Authors
  • Jean Chiar
  • A J, Adamson
  • Dcb, Whittet
  • Y J, Pendleton
Type
Published Article
Journal
Astronomische Nachrichten
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Aug 31, 2003
Volume
324
Issue
S1
Pages
109–115
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our view of the Galactic center (GC) is affected by extinction from both diffuse interstellar medium (ISM) dust and dense molecular clouds along the line of sight. The enormous visual extinction present toward the center of our Galaxy (∼ 31 magnitudes) necessitates a study of the interstellar dust properties as well as an investigation into the distribution of the different dust components. We have built upon the historic spectroscopy of Willner et al.(1979), Butchart et al.(1986), and McFadzean et al.(1989) in order to ...

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