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New map uploaded

Submitted by Kevin Jardine on 30 July, 2005 - 21:52

I've uploaded a new version 1.1 of the galaxy map.

The major change has been to go back to using the original OB association distances from Blaha and Humphreys and not use Mel'nik's adjusted distances. Using Mel'nik's adjustments just created too many inconsistencies. They may be correct, but then every object on the map should be adjusted, not just the OB associations.

I've also added about 500 more molecular clouds from several additional catalogs as well as some missing HII regions and the latest version of the Diaz et. al. cluster catalog. There are now 8456 objects on the galaxy map.

I'll update the sources page soon to reflect the changes.

I'm continuing to add HII region images from DSS as I get time. There are about 125 images in the gallery as I write this.