The molecular emission of the irradiated star-forming core ahead of HH 80N.
MASQUE J.M., GIRART J.M., BELTRAN M.T., ESTALELLA R. and VITI S.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present a Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Association Array molecular survey of the star-forming core ahead of HH 80N, the optically obscured northern counterpart of the Herbig-Haro objects HH 80/81. Continuum emission at 1.4 mm and 8 µm is detected at the center of the core, which confirms the presence of an embedded very young stellar object in the core. All detected molecular species arise in a ringlike structure, which is most clearly traced by CS (2-1) emission. This molecular ring suggests that strong molecular depletion occurs in the inner part of the core (at a radius of ≃0.1 pc and densities higher than ∼5x104/cm3). Despite the overall morphology and kinematic similarity between the different species, there is significant molecular differentiation along the ringlike structure. The analysis of the chemistry along the core shows that part of this differentiation may be caused by the UV irradiation of the nearby HH 80N object that illuminates the part of the core facing HH 80N, which results in an abundance enhancement of some of the detected species.
ISM: abundances - ISM: individual: HH 80N - ISM: molecules - radio lines: ISM - stars: formation