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New far infrared images of bright, nearby, star-forming regions
Author and Affiliation:
Harper, D. AL, Jr.(Chicago Univ., Chicago, IL, United States)
Cole, David M.(Chicago Univ., Chicago, IL, United States)
Dowell, C. Darren(Chicago Univ., Chicago, IL, United States)
Lees, Joanna F.(Chicago Univ., Chicago, IL, United States)
Lowenstein, Robert F.(Chicago Univ., Chicago, IL, United States)
Abstract: Broadband imaging in the far infrared is a vital tool for understanding how young stars form, evolve, and interact with their environment. As the sensitivity and size of detector arrays has increased, a richer and more detailed picture has emerged of the nearest and brightest regions of active star formation. We present data on M 17, M 42, and S 106 taken recently on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory with the Yerkes Observatory 60-channel far infrared camera, which has pixel sizes of 17 in. at 60 microns, 27 in. at 100 microns, and 45 in. at 160 and 200 microns. In addition to providing a clearer view of the complex central cores of the regions, the images reveal new details of the structure and heating of ionization fronts and photodissociation zones where radiation form luminous stars interacts with adjacent molecular clouds.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1995
Document ID:
19960003647
(Acquired Jan 12, 1996)
Accession Number: 96N13657
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Coverage: Abstract Only
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem: From Gas to Stars to Dust, Volume 73; p 257-258
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Chicago Univ.; Yerkes Observatory.; Chicago, IL, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: FAR INFRARED RADIATION; IMAGING TECHNIQUES; INFRARED ASTRONOMY; INFRARED IMAGERY; MOLECULAR CLOUDS; SPACEBORNE ASTRONOMY; STAR FORMATION; ASTRONOMICAL PHOTOMETRY; BROADBAND; CAMERAS; INFRARED DETECTORS; IONIZATION; KUIPER AIRBORNE OBSERVATORY; PHOTODISSOCIATION; PIXELS
Imprint And Other Notes: In Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem: From Gas to Stars to Dust, Volume 73 p 257-258 (SEE N96-13618 02-88)
Availability Source: Other Sources
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