Millimeter-wave spectral line surveys toward the galactic circumnuclear disk and Sgr A

Shunya Takekawa, Tomoharu Oka, Kunihiko Tanaka, Shinji Matsumura, Kodai Miura, Daisuke Sakai

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We have performed unbiased spectral line surveys at the 3 mm band toward the Galactic circumnuclear disk (CND) and Sgr A∗ using the Nobeyama Radio Observatory 45 m radio telescope. The target positions are two tangential points of the CND and the direction of Sgr A∗. We have obtained three wide-band spectra that cover the frequency range from 81.3 GHz to 115.8 GHz, detecting 46 molecular lines from 30 species, including 10 rare isotopomers and 4 hydrogen recombination lines. Each line profile consists of multiple velocity components which arise from the CND, +50 km s-1and +20 km s-1giant molecular clouds (GMCs), and the foreground spiral arms. We define the specific velocity ranges that represent the CND and the GMCs toward each direction, and classify the detected lines into three categories: the CND, GMC, HBD types, based on the line intensities integrated over the defined velocity ranges. The CND and GMC types are the lines that mainly trace the CND and the GMCs, respectively. The HBD types possesses the both characteristics of the CND and GMC types. We also present lists of line intensities and other parameters, as well as intensity ratios, which must be useful to investigate the difference between the nuclear environments of our Galaxy and others.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept 1


  • Galaxy: center
  • ISM: molecules
  • galaxies: nuclei
  • radio lines: ISM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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