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Pipe nebula extinction map released

posted Mar 24, 2014, 7:50 AM by Marco Lombardi   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 9:16 AM ]
A&A 454, 781 (2006), by Lombardi et al.   
We just released the complete reduced extinction map of the Pipe nebula, described in Lombardi et al. (2006).  The maps are based on the NICER and NICEST algorithms, and reach a resolution of 1 arcmin (30 arcsec pixel scale).  The maps and ancillary data are available at the Harvard Dataverse repository:

An optical image of the Pipe Nebula (credit: Yury Beletsky) with overimposed in green the 2MASS/NICER extinction map released today.  The lower-right corner of the image is not included in the analysis.