Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 346, 243-259 (1999/6-1)
High-resolution imaging of ultracompact HII regions. II. G5.89-0.39 revisited.
FELDT M., STECKLUM B., HENNING T., LAUNHARDT R. and HAYWARD T.L.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present the results of an extensive imaging campaign on the ultracompact HII region G5.89-0.39 at near- and mid-infrared wavelengths. High-resolution data were taken in the H, K', and L bands using ESO's adaptive optics system ADONIS. They are complemented by conventional narrow-band images in Brγ and H2(1-0)S1 as well as by mid-infrared broad- and narrow-band images. We also mapped the 1.3mm continuum emission from the source using the SEST. We use our data to consistently explain the morphological appearance of G5.89-0.39 at all observed wavelengths as well as its spectral energy distribution. The complete model of the source consists of a spherical shell of dust with an inner, dust-free cavity of 7.6x1016cm radius surrounding a star of spectral type O6 ZAMS. Two outflows escape this shell in opposite directions. Half of the whole configuration is evidently obscured by a very massive cloud of cold dust. Comparisons with earlier models and other ultracompact HII regions are drawn to put G5.89-0.39 in the context of massive star formation.
stars: formation - stars: early-type - ISM: HII regions - methods: observational