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ISO-LWS observations of Herbig Ae/Be stars

Lorenzetti, D.; Giannini, T.; Nisini, B.; Molinari, S.; Saraceno, P.; Spinoglio, L.; Tommasi, E.; Pezzuto, S.; Strafella, F.; Clegg, P. E.; White, G. J.; Barlow, M.; Cohen, M.; Liseau, R.; Palla, F. and Smith, H. A. (1998). ISO-LWS observations of Herbig Ae/Be stars. In: Star Formation with the Infrared Space Observatory, 24-26 June 1997, Lisbon, Portugal.

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We present the first results of a survey of Herbig Ae/Be stars (HAEBE) obtained with the Long Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS) on board of ISO. The [OI] and [CII] fine structure lines are the strongest features observed in the 45 - 198 μm range and their intensity ratios are fully compatible with those expected from a photodissociation region. Molecular emission in form of high-J CO rotational transitions is associated with the objects having high density environments and C-shocks mechanism is likely responsible for that. The observed far IR continua have been consistently fitted along with the overall spectral energy distributions (from UV to radio wavelengths). The adopted model computes the continuum emission from star, circumstellar gas and dust arranged in a spherical geometry. A good agreement with the observations is found by adopting dust grains typical of circumstellar environments with an absorption coefficient at FIR wavelengths which follows a dependence shallower than that of standard mixtures.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 1998 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Extra Information: Star Formation with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
ASP Conference Series, Vol.132, 1998
J. L. Yun, and R. Liseau, eds.
ISBN: 1-886733-52-X
eISBN: 978-1-58381-468-0
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 32673
Depositing User: Glenn White
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 10:12
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 17:08
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