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 scale structure.

Credits: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF.

Image Server

View images from the GLOSTAR survey. Extract FITS cutouts for single or multiple regions. Perform inital data analysis.

Catalogue Server

View the GLOSTAR catalogue which can be filtered using various parameters. Interactive plots can also be created.


View the GLOSTAR publication list and download preprint papers.