EAS Publications Series
Volume 56, 2012The Role of the Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs. Infall?
|Page(s)||281 - 284|
|Section||The Active Disk-Halo Connection: Infall vs. Outflows|
|Published online||17 September 2012|
Miguel A. de Avillez (ed)
EAS Publications Series, 56 (2012) 281–284
Ionized Gas in the Magellanic Stream
Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia ;
We report on new optical emission line observations toward the northern part of the Magellanic Stream. Using the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM), we have detected Hα emission toward 17 directions spread across 50∘ of the Stream. We find strong variation in the Hα surface brightness with no significant correlation with Magellanic longitude. We compare our data with HI observations and briefly discuss the implications for the physical conditions of the Stream.
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