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2005MNRAS.359..589M - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 359, 589-596 (2005/May-2)

The near-infrared extinction law in regions of high AV.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present a spectroscopic study of the shape of the dust-extinction law between 1.0 and 2.2µm towards a set of nine ultracompact Hii regions with AV≳ 15mag. We find some evidence that the reddening curve may tend to flatten at higher extinctions, but just over half of the sample has extinction consistent with or close to the average for the interstellar medium (ISM). There is no evidence of extinction curves significantly steeper than the standard law, even where water ice is present. Comparing the results to the predictions of a simple extinction model, we suggest that a standard extinction law implies a robust upper limit to the grain-size distribution at around 0.1-0.3µm. Flatter curves are most likely the result of changes in this upper limit, although the effects of flattening as a result of unresolved clumpy extinction cannot be ruled out.

Abstract Copyright: 2005 RAS

Journal keyword(s): dust, extinction - Hii regions - infrared: ISM

CDS comments: In table 1 : The positions of Hen 2-117 and Hen 2-96 are inverted.

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