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Search for galactic H2+ Sloan, David Scott

Abstract

The design and construction of a digital autocorrelation spectometer for radio astronomy is described. It is a 16 channel device with an overall bandwidth of 2 MHz. Extensive use was made of integrated circuitry. The use of the spectrometer in a search for singly ionized molecular hydrogen (Hg₂⁺) is described. The search covered a frequency range 1404 to 1409 MHz for the radio sources NML Cygnus and the Omega Nebula down to a level of T[subscript b] 0.25 K.

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