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2005AJ....130.1141D - Astron. J., 130, 1141-1144 (2005/September-0)

A tiny galactic dust cloud projected onto NGC 3269?


Abstract (from CDS):

We report on new observations obtained with the Magellan Clay telescope of a tiny dust patch in the Sa galaxy NGC 3269, in the Antlia galaxy cluster. It has already been suspected to be a projected Galactic foreground cloud. In this case, a size of about 4" and a maximum absorption of ∼1 mag in the B band would make it unique so far. We present further evidence for its Galactic nature from imaging under excellent seeing conditions (0".3-0".6). This dust cloud could be the first optically identified counterpart of a new type of molecular cloud recently discovered by Heithausen.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Dust, Extinction - ISM: Clouds

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