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A submillimetre CO J=3-2 study of M17 - the interaction of an ionization front and a molecular cloud

Rainey, Ruth; White, Glenn J.; Gately, Ian; Hayashi, Saeko; Kaifu, Norio; Griffin, Matthew and Cronin, Nigel (1987). A submillimetre CO J=3-2 study of M17 - the interaction of an ionization front and a molecular cloud. In: IAU Symposium No 115 - Star Forming Regions, 11-15 November 1985, Tokyo, Japan, p. 155.

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We have adopted a detailed map in the CO J=3-2 line of the M17 molecular cloud complex covering an area of about 60 square arc minutes. As well as the M17SW cloud core, the map covers the areas containing both ionization bars, and their surrounding molecular clouds. A complex dynamical picture will be presented, with evidence for fragmentation of the complex into a number of discrete clouds, as well as indications of wide-spread interaction between the ionization bars and the CO gas. The morphology revealed by the CO maps will be discussed in connection with the distributioins of IR, radio and optical emission, and the overall dynamics of the whole M17 region.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 1987 International Astronomical Union
Extra Information: Star Forming Regions,
Proceedings of IAU Symposium No 115, held 11-15 November 1985 in Tokyo, Japan.
Edited by M. Peimbert and J. Jugaku.
Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1987
p. 155,
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 33512
Depositing User: G. J. White
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 09:00
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 13:28
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