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CO J=2-1 observations of southern galactic plane HII regions

White, G. J. and Phillips, J. P. (1982). CO J=2-1 observations of southern galactic plane HII regions. In: Symposium on Neutral Clouds near HII Regions - Dynamics and Photochemistry, 24-26 June 1981, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, pp. 231–236.

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An attempt was made to extend previous southern CO observations and to search for objects exhibiting rotation, wide linewidths, or self-absorption; the presence of these effects in molecular spectra is very useful for modeling the thermal and dynamical structures of these star formation regions. The present survey was biased toward objects exhibiting recent star formation activity, indicated by the presence of interstellar water-vapor maser sources. Observations were made with the 2.5-m du Pont telescope of the Las Campanas Observatory. Particular attention is given to RCW 38 and the Carina Nebula.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 1982 D. Reidel Publishing Company
Extra Information: Regions of Recent Star Formation: proceedings of the Symposium on Neutral Clouds near HII Regions - Dynamics and Photochemistry
Edited by R. S. Roger, Peter E. Dewdney,
Dordrecht : D. Reidel, 1982
(Astrophysics and Space Science Library. Proceedings; v.93)ISBN 90-277-1383-9
Keywords: carbon monoxide; electron transitions; HII regions; molecular spectra; stellar evolution; atmospheric attenuation; interstellar masers; molecular clouds; nebulae; water masers
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 33802
Depositing User: G. J. White
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2012 12:26
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 12:48
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