2008A&A...486..471R


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2008A&A...486..471R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 486, 471-484 (2008/8-1)

Mapping the interface between the Local and Loop I bubbles using Stroemgren photometry.

REIS W. and CORRADI W.J.B.

Abstract (from CDS):

The Sun is located inside an extremely low density region of quite irregular shape called the Local Bubble or Local Cavity. The fraction of this cavity filled with extremely hot gas is known as the Local Hot Bubble. Close to the Local Bubble, there is an even larger cavity known as Loop I. A ring-like feature observed in X-ray and HI has been proposed as the contour of the bubbles interaction zone around 70pc. Our goal is to identify the interface between the Local and Loop I Bubbles and discuss the ring's existence using Stroemgren uvbyHβ data. We have used the uvbyHβ data of the General Catalogue of Photometric Data, covering the region defined by the Galactic coordinates: 250°≤l≤50° and -60°≤b≤60° to obtain E(b-y) colour excess and distances. A set of exclusion criteria have been applied to eliminate the values inappropriate to the study of the interstellar reddening distribution. The final sample is composed of 4346 stars located up to 500pc from the Sun. The expected transition to E(b-y)≃0.070m-0.100m, corresponding to the ring's column density, occurs on the western part of the ring at d=110±20pc, whereas on the eastern side it is not clearly seen before d=280±50pc. Near the Galactic plane the presence of the dark clouds is clearly established by E(b-y)≥0.100m on the western side at about 100-150pc and about 120-180pc on the eastern side. Beyond these distance ranges the number of unreddened stars decreases considerably indicating the location of these large dark cloud complexes. In the southernmost part of the ring the reddening remains very low, typically E(b-y)=0.020m in all its extension, except towards the Mensa constellation where a possible transition is observed at d=200±20pc. In the northernmost part the colour excess increases with distance in a gradual way, such that 0.020m≤E(b-y)≤0.040m becomes predominant only after d=120±15pc. If the ring really exists the colour excess distribution indicates that it is very fragmented and distorted. However, the different characteristics of the reddening inside and along the ring do not support the existence of a ring.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: bubbles - ISM: dust, extinction - ISM: individual objects: Local Bubble - ISM: individual objects: Loop I - stars: distances - techniques: photometric

CDS comments: G 317-4 = DCld 317.0-04.1

Simbad objects: 20

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Number of rows : 20

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 Cl Melotte 22 OpC 03 47 00 +24 07.0           ~ 3037 0
2 NAME Chamaeleon Region SFR 11 55 -78.0           ~ 698 0
3 NAME North Polar Spur ISM 12 00 +00.0           ~ 305 1
4 NAME Lower Centaurus Crux As* 12 19 -57.1           ~ 364 1
5 NAME Musca Cld 12 23 -71.3           ~ 162 0
6 NAME Coalsack Nebula DNe 12 31 19 -63 44.6           ~ 243 0
7 NAME Loop I SR? 15 01 -38.7           ~ 333 2
8 DCld 317.0-04.1 DNe 15 02 37 -63 21.1           ~ 17 0
9 NAME Upper Centaurus Lupus As* 15 24 -41.9           ~ 371 1
10 NAME Lupus I Cld 15 43 02.1 -34 09 06           ~ 231 0
11 NAME Lup Cloud SFR 16 03 -38.1           ~ 535 0
12 NAME Lupus IV MoC 16 03 12.4 -42 07 43           ~ 128 0
13 NAME ASSOC II SCO As* 16 15 -24.2           ~ 1149 1
14 NAME Lupus V MoC 16 21 -37.5           ~ 56 0
15 NAME Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud SFR 16 28 06 -24 32.5           ~ 3083 0
16 NAME LHB X 16 42.0 +02 19           ~ 266 0
17 NAME Gal Center reg 17 45 40.04 -29 00 28.1           ~ 11820 0
18 NAME CrA Dark Cloud MoC 19 01 51 -36 58.9           ~ 403 0
19 NAME Oph-Sgr ~ ~ ~           ~ 7 0
20 NAME Local Bubble ISM ~ ~           ~ 707 0

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