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2008ApJ...679..460Z - Astrophys. J., 679, 460-480 (2008/May-3)

The high-velocity gas toward Messier 5: tracing feedback flows in the inner galaxy.

ZECH W.F., LEHNER N., HOWK J.C., VAN DYKE DIXON W. and BROWN T.M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present FUSE and STIS E140M observations of the post-AGB star ZNG 1 in the globular cluster Messier 5 (l=3.9°, b=+47.7°; d=7.5 kpc, z=+5.3 kpc). High-velocity absorption is seen in C IV, Si IV, O VI, and lower ionization species at LSR velocities of roughly -140 and -110 km/s. We conclude that this gas is not circumstellar on the basis of photoionization models and path length arguments. Thus, the high-velocity gas along the ZNG 1 sight line is the first evidence that highly ionized HVCs can be found near the Galactic disk. We measure the metallicity of these HVCs to be [O/H]=+0.22±0.10, the highest of any known HVC. Given the clouds' metallicity and distance constraints, we conclude that these HVCs have a Galactic origin. This sight line probes gas toward the inner Galaxy, and we discuss the possibility that these HVCs may be related to a Galactic nuclear wind or Galactic fountain circulation in the inner regions of the Milky Way.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Abundances - ISM: Clouds - ISM: Structure - Stars: Individual: Alphanumeric: NGC 5904 ZNG 1 - Ultraviolet: ISM

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