[C II] Map of the M51 Galaxy
Cycle 4 Impact Science Program, co-PIs J. Pineda (JPL) and J. Stützki (Cologne)
“A SOFIA Survey of [C II] in the Galaxy M51. I. [C II] as a Tracer of Star Formation”, J.L.Pineda et al (2018), ApJL, 869, L30
The entire galaxy M51 was imaged using both FIFI-LS and GREAT. The FIFI-LS observations took only 7 hr of observatory (wall-clock) time. The image is shown with a surface brightness scale in units of erg/s/cm2/sr.
Downloading the Data
Visit the SOFIA Data Archive at IPAC
- Under "Spatial Constraints", select "All-Sky"
- Under “Proposal Constraints”, enter “04_0116” into PlanID field
- Under “Data Product Constraints”, ensure that only “Level 4” is checked
- Select Search
To then view the mosiac of the entire field:
- Select the “FIFI-LS” tab
- Sort by descending Exposure Time, the longest one is the mosaic of the entire field