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Extragalactic maser surveys

Author(s): Henkel, C; Greene, Jenny E.; Kamali, F

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Abstract: Since the IAU (maser-)Symposium 287 in Stellenbosch/South Africa (Jan. 2012), great progress has been achieved in studying extragalactic maser sources. Sensitivity has reached a level allowing for dedicated maser surveys of extragalactic objects. These included, during the last years, water vapor (H2O), methanol (CH3OH), and formaldehyde (H2CO), while surveys related to hydroxyl (OH), cyanoacetylene (HC3N) and ammonia (NH3) may soon become (again) relevant. Overall, with the upgraded Very Large Array (VLA), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), FAST (Five hundred meter Aperture Synthesis Telescope) and the low frequency arrays APERTIF (APERture Tile in Focus), ASKAP (Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder) and MeerKAT (Meer Karoo Array Telescope), extragalactic maser studies are expected to flourish during the upcoming years. The following article provides a brief sketch of past achievements, ongoing projects and future perspectives.
Publication Date: 1-Jan-2017
Electronic Publication Date: 16-Jul-2018
Citation: Henkel, C, Greene, JE, Kamali, F. (2017). Extragalactic maser surveys. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 13 (S336), 69 - 79. doi:10.1017/S1743921318000753
DOI: doi:10.1017/S1743921318000753
ISSN: 1743-9213
EISSN: 1743-9221
Pages: 69 - 79
Type of Material: Conference Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Version: Author's manuscript

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