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2010A&A...511A...2R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 511, A2-2 (2010/2-2)

Trigonometric parallaxes of 6.7 GHz methanol masers.

RYGL K.L.J., BRUNTHALER A., REID M.J., MENTEN K.M., VAN LANGEVELDE H.J. and XU Y.

Abstract (from CDS):

Emission from the 6.7GHz methanol maser transition is very strong, is relatively stable, has small internal motions, and is observed toward numerous massive star-forming regions in the Galaxy. Our goal is to perform high-precision astrometry using this maser transition to obtain accurate distances to their host regions. Eight strong masers were observed during five epochs of VLBI observations with the European VLBI Network between 2006 June, and 2008 March. We report trigonometric parallaxes for five star-forming regions, with accuracies as good as ∼22µas. Distances to these sources are 2.57+0.34–0.27kpc for ON1, 0.776+0.104–0.083kpc for L1206, 0.929+0.034–0.033kpc for L1287, 2.38+0.13–0.12kpc for NGC281-W, and 1.59+0.07–0.06kpc for S255. The distances and proper motions yield the full space motions of the star-forming regions hosting the masers, and we find that these regions lag circular rotation on average by ∼17km/s, a value comparable to those found recently by similar studies.

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Journal keyword(s): techniques: interferometric - astrometry - masers - stars: formation - ISM: molecules - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics

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