Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 132, 401-411
B. Uyaniker - E. Fürst - W. Reich - P. Reich - R. Wielebinski
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Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Postfach 2024, 53010 Bonn, Germany
Received December 4, 1997; accepted April 27, 1998
A radio continuum survey at medium Galactic latitudes with the Effelsberg 100-m telescope is being carried out at a centre frequency of 1.4 GHz in total power and linear polarization. Areas up to of Galactic latitude are now being observed at a sensitivity of 15 mK in total intensity and 8 mK in linear polarization with an angular resolution of . This paper describes the observing and reduction technique applied which results in absolutely calibrated maps. The methods are illustrated by examples of images from the survey.
Key words: polarization -- methods: data analysis -- techniques: polarimetric -- surveys -- galaxy: structure -- radio continuum: ISM
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