SIMBAD references

2000A&A...358..494B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 358, 494-498 (2000/6-2)

Deep search for CO emission in the Low Surface Brightness galaxy Malin 1.


Abstract (from CDS):

A sensitive search for CO emission from the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy Malin 1 has yielded negative results. The nucleus and several positions corresponding to regions of star formation in the disk were observed in the CO(1-0) and CO(2-1) lines with no detection. Use of a ``standard'' N(H2)/ICO(1–0) conversion factor yields MH2/MHI<0.03. However, rather than argue that there is very little molecular gas in Malin 1, where some star formation is currently taking place, we attribute the non-detection chiefly to the low temperature of the gas. Detection of CO may be rendered still more difficult by a subsolar metallicity.

Abstract Copyright:

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: abundances - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: individual: Malin 1 - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: spiral - radio lines: galaxies

Simbad objects: 4

goto View the reference in ADS

To bookmark this query, right click on this link: simbad:2000A&A...358..494B and select 'bookmark this link' or equivalent in the popup menu


© Université de Strasbourg/CNRS

    • Contact