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2012ApJ...745..116W - Astrophys. J., 745, 116 (2012/February-1)

Near-infrared and millimeter-wavelength observations of Mol 160: a massive young protostellar core.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have discovered two compact sources of shocked H22.12 µm emission coincident with Mol 160 (IRAS 23385+6053), a massive star-forming core thought to be a precursor to an ultracompact H II region. The 2.12 µm sources lie within 2'' (0.05 pc) of a millimeter-wavelength continuum peak where the column density is ≥ 1024/cm2. We estimate that the ratio of molecular hydrogen luminosity to bolometric luminosity is >0.2%, indicating a high ratio of mechanical to radiant luminosity. CS J = 2⟶1 and HCO+ J Astronomy (CARMA) indicate that the protostellar molecular core has a peculiar velocity of ∼2 km/s with respect to its parent molecular cloud. We also observed 95 GHz CH3 OH J = 8⟶7 Class I maser emission from several locations within the core. Comparison with previous observations of 44 GHz CH3 OH maser emission shows that the maser sources have a high mean ratio of 95 GHz to 44 GHz intensity. Our observations strengthen the case that Mol 160 (IRAS 23385+6053) is a rapidly accreting massive protostellar system in a very early phase of its evolution.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: individual: Mol 160 - ISM: jets and outflows - stars: formation - stars: massive - stars: pre-main sequence - stars: protostars

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