Spinoglio, L.; Giannini, T.; Saraceno, P.; di Giorgio, A. M.; Nisini, B.; Pezzuto, S.; Palla, F.; Ceccarelli, C.; Lorenzetti, D.; Smith, H. A. and White, G. J.
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With the LWS spectrometer on-board the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO), we have detected toward T Tauri strong emission from high-J (J>14) CO, H2O and OH transitions over the wavelength range from 40 to 190 μm. In addition, the LWS spectrum shows the [OI]63 μm and 145 μm and [CII]158 μm atomic lines. The molecular emission can be explained by a single emission region at T 300-900 K and nH2 105-6cm-3, with a diameter of about 2-3 arcsec, corresponding to 300-400 AU (at the distance of 140 pc). We derive a water abundance of 1-3 •10-5 and an OH abundance of 3 •10-5 with respect to molecular hydrogen, implying H2O and OH enhancements by more than 10 with respect to the ambient gas abundance.
|Item Type:||Conference Item|
|Copyright Holders:||1999 European Space Agency|
|Extra Information:||Proceedings of the Conference "The Universe as seen by ISO", Paris, France, 20-23 October 1998
ESA SP-427, March 1999
|Keywords:||stars; circumstellar matter; pre-main sequence (T Tauri); infrared; spectroscopy; molecular emission|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||G. J. White|
|Date Deposited:||03 May 2012 15:03|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 16:45|
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