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2000ApJ...539..283B - Astrophys. J., 539, 283-299 (2000/August-2)

The H II region KR 140: spontaneous formation of a high-mass star.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have used a multiwavelength data set from the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey (CGPS) to study the Galactic H II region KR 140, both on the scale of the nebula itself and in the context of the star-forming activity in the nearby W3/W4/W5 complex of molecular clouds and H II regions. From both radio and infrared data we have found a covering factor of about 0.5 for KR 140, and we interpret the nebula as a bowl-shaped region viewed close to face on. Extinction measurements place the region on the near side of its parent molecular cloud. The nebula is kept ionized by one O8.5 V(e) star, VES 735, which is less than a few million years old. CO data show that VES 735 has disrupted much of the original molecular cloud for which the estimated mass and density are about 5000 M and 100 cm–3, respectively. KR 140 is isolated from the nearest star-forming activity, in W3. Our data suggest that KR 140 is an example of spontaneous (i.e., nontriggered) formation of, unusually, a high-mass star.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: H II Regions - Infrared: ISM: Continuum - ISM: individual (KR 140) - radio continuum: ISM - Radio Lines: ISM - Stars: Formation

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