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2013ApJ...762...17C - Astrophys. J., 762, 17 (2013/January-1)

Star formation in the molecular cloud associated with the monkey head nebula: sequential or spontaneous?

CHIBUEZE J.O., IMURA K., OMODAKA T., HANDA T., NAGAYAMA T., FUJISAWA K., SUNADA K., NAKANO M., KAMEZAKI T., YAMAGUCHI Y. and SEKIDO M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We mapped the (1,1), (2,2), and (3,3) lines of NH3 toward the molecular cloud associated with the Monkey Head Nebula (MHN) with a 1.'6 angular resolution using a Kashima 34 m telescope operated by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). The kinetic temperature of the molecular gas is 15-30 K in the eastern part and 30-50 K in the western part. The warmer gas is confined to a small region close to the compact H II region S252A. The cooler gas is extended over the cloud even near the extended H II region, the MHN. We made radio continuum observations at 8.4 GHz using the Yamaguchi 32 m radio telescope. The resultant map shows no significant extension from the Hα image. This means that the molecular cloud is less affected by the MHN, suggesting that the molecular cloud did not form by the expanding shock of the MHN. Although the spatial distribution of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Two Micron All Sky Survey point sources suggests that triggered low- and intermediate-mass star formation took place locally around S252A, but the exciting star associated with it should be formed spontaneously in the molecular cloud.

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Journal keyword(s): H II regions - ISM: clouds - ISM: individual: Gemini OB1 - ISM: molecules

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