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LYNDS 379 - a new source of bipolar molecular flow

Hilton, John; White, Glenn J.; Cronin, Nigel J. and Rainey, Ruth (1986). LYNDS 379 - a new source of bipolar molecular flow. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 154 pp. 274–278.

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A study has been made incorporating molecular line CO J = 2-1 and optical star counting techniques of the sharp-edged Lynds dark cloud 379. It is found to lie at a distance of 200 pc, and to have an average extinction, AB, of <2 mag. Molecular mapping has revealed the presence of a new bipolar molecular flow source coincident with a strong IRAS far infrared peak. This indicates the presence of active star formation at the edge of the cloud - possibly as a consequence of the mechanism (such as an interstellar shock) which has led to compression of the edge of L379.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1986 European Southern Observatory
ISSN: 1432-0746
Keywords: carbon monoxide; molecular clouds; molecular flow; planetary nebulae; far infrared radiation; interstellar extinction; luminosity; southern sky; stellar evolution
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 33521
Depositing User: G. J. White
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 08:09
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 19:53
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