Nearby Galaxies Studies with the Submillimeter Array
Glen R. Petitpas, Sergio Martin-Ruiz, Daniel Espada, and Kazuahi Sakamoto


The high angular resolution and wide bandwidth of the Submillimeter Array make it an excellent tool for the study of nearby galaxies. The relatively small dishes provide a wide field of view, which reduces the need for mosaicing when studying such extended sources. The high angular resolution of the SMA provides the spatial resolution needed to resolve spiral arm features and provide an unprecedented view of nuclear activity. As of this writing, there are at least 35 publications using SMA observations of nearby galaxies, with over 200 citations to their credit. The following pages contain a summary of the most recent discoveries made using the SMA.

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