The GLOSTAR Survey
The GLObal view on STAR formation in the Milky Way (GLOSTAR) survey uses the wideband (4-8 GHz) C-band
receivers of the VLA and the Effelsberg 100-m telescope to conduct an unbiased survey to characterize
star-forming regions in the Milky Way.
This survey of the Galactic mid-plane detects tell-tale tracers of early phases of high-mass star formation:
compact, ultra- and hyper-compact HII regions, and 6.7 GHz methanol (CH3OH) masers, which trace
some of the earliest evolutionary stages in the formation of high-mass stars and can be used to pinpoint the
positions of very young stellar objects, many of them still deeply embedded in their natal material. The
observations center at 5.8 GHz and also cover emission from the 4.8 GHz formaldehyde (H2CO) and
multiple Radio Recombination Lines (RRLs), all of which will be presented in future publications. The GLOSTAR
observations were made with the VLA B- and D-configurations and the Effelsberg 100-m telescope for the large
Credits: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF.