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New far infrared images of bright, nearby, star-forming regionsBroadband 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.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
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)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem: From Gas to Stars to Dust, Volume 73
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.