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2004A&A...421.1087H - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 421, 1087-1099 (2004/7-3)

The relationship of CO abundance to extinction and N(H2): Observations of globules and the dependence on star formation activity.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have studied the ratio of 13CO and C18O column densities to the extinction AJ of background field stars in the direction of three globules: B 133, B 335, L 466. Selected positions in the globules were observed in the 12CO(J=1-0) line and in J=1-0 and J=2-1 transitions of 13CO and C18O using the 15-m Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST) in Chile. One of the clouds, L 466, was also mapped in the C18O(J=1-0) line. In addition to the N(13CO)/AJ and N(C18O)/AJ ratios also the ratios of N(13CO) and N(C18O) to AV and N(H2) are given. These ratios were found to vary from cloud to cloud so that they are larger in B 335 than in B 133 and L 466. These variations are thought to primarily arise from variations of the column density ratio of CO and its isotopes to H2. The alternative explanation in terms of the N(H2)/AJ ratio being larger in starforming regions (B 335) than in more quiescent regions lacking star formation (B 133 and L 466) appears less likely. We also discuss the evidence for N(CO)/AJ variations on the basis of previous observations in star forming and non-star forming dark clouds.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: general - ISM: abundances - ISM: molecules

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/421/1087): table1.dat appena.dat>

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