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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Three-millimeter-wavelength spectra of a number of nearby galaxies have been obtained at the Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory (FCRAO) using a new, very broadband receiver. This instrument, which we call the Redshift Search Receiver, has an instantaneous bandwidth of 36 GHz and operates from 74 to 110.5 GHz. The receiver has been built at UMass/FCRAO to be part of the initial instrumentation for the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) and is intended primarily for determination of the redshift of distant, dust-obscured galaxies. It is being tested on the FCRAO 14 m by measuring the 3 mm spectra of a number of nearby galaxies. There are interesting differences in the chemistry of these galaxies.
Narayanan, Gopal; Snell, Ronald L.; Erickson, NR; Chung, Aeree; Heyer, Mark H.; Yun, Min; and Irvine, William M., "Spectra of Nearby Galaxies Measured with a New Very Broadband Receiver" (2008). Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 5.