A broad 22 micron emission feature in the Carina nebula H II region.
CHAN K.-W. and ONAKA T.
Abstract (from CDS):
We report the detection of a broad 22 µm emission feature in the Carina Nebula H II region by the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) short-wavelength spectrometer. The feature shape is similar to that of the 22 µm emission feature of newly synthesized dust observed in the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant. This finding suggests that both of the features are arising from the same carrier and that supernovae are probably the dominant production sources of this new interstellar grain. A similar broad emission dust feature is also found in the spectra of two starburst galaxies from the ISO archival data. This new dust grain could be an abundant component of interstellar grains and can be used to trace the supernova rate or star formation rate in external galaxies. The existence of the broad 22 µm emission feature complicates the dust model for starburst galaxies and must be taken into account correctly in the derivation of dust color temperature. Mg protosilicate has been suggested as the carrier of the 22 µm emission dust feature observed in Cassiopeia A. The present results provide useful information in studies on the chemical composition and emission mechanism of the carrier.
ISM: Dust, Extinction - ISM: H II Regions - Infrared: ISM: Lines and Bands
Feature N3 = [HF96] FMK 5 in SIMBAD.