Exploring the Mid-IR Galactic Center with SOFIA Legacy Maps
Event date
-
Speaker
James Radomski, Nicole Karnath
Affiliation
USRA/SOFIA
Location
Online
Event Type
Other

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The Galactic Center legacy maps obtained with FORCAST at 25- and 37-μm provide a large-scale view of bright infrared emission in the region, with an unprecedented spatial resolution. The detected emission allows one to constrain the dust spatial distribution and temperature, and to identify compact sources, including candidate young stellar objects, hence providing unique contextual information for the study of the closest galactic nucleus. We will present this publicly available dataset and different techniques to derive information and exploit its scientific value.